Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/27/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (11-9-3) at Winnipeg Jets (14-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets meet Monday in NHL action at the MTS Centre.
The Minnesota Wild look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Zucker leads Minnesota with 12 goals, Eric Staal has 13 assists and Jared Spurgeon has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 50 goals on 561 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 13 goals on 180 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
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The Winnipeg Jets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 11 goals, Blake Wheeler has 20 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 39 goals on 546 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 22 goals on 228 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Jets are 13-3 in their last 16 home games, 17-4 in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Wild are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams playing well, but the Jets are in slightly better form overall and have been lights out at home all year. The Jets are the better defensive team and have won each of the last three meetings against Minnesota, including on Halloween a few weeks back. Winnipeg also hasn't lost back-to-back games since October 26-27. Should be a fun contest between two teams in good form, but the Winnipeg Jets have the edge here on their home ice.