Jets vs. Wild - 4/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (38-30-11) at Winnipeg Jets (31-39-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, TSN
The Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets square off early Sunday night at the MTS Centre.
The Minnesota Wild look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 25 goals, Charlie Coyle has 21 assists and Nino Niederreiter has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 143 goals on 1,770 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 41 goals on 488 shots. Dubnyk has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets could use a nice victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.9 percent of their power plays. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 26 goals, Blake Wheeler has 50 assists and Drew Stafford has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their power play chances. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 80 goals on 835 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 74 goals on 777 shots. Pavelec has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-15 in their last 20 home games. The Wild are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The Jets are just waiting for the season to come to end, as they can't even win at home this season. Meanwhile, the Wild need another victory to clinch the last playoff spot, and they head into this matchup playing well overall. I'm siding with the road team that has something to play for.