Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/23/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (12-6-2) at Minnesota Wild (13-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -132 / Winnipeg Jets +100 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, TSN3
The Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild meet Friday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 31.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 13 goals, Blake Wheeler has 22 assists and Kyle Connor has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 44 goals on 482 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed eight goals on 164 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
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The Minnesota Wild look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikael Granlund leads Minnesota with 10 goals, Mikko Koivu has 15 assists and Zach Parise has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 42 goals on 531 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 13 goals on 144 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in four of their last five games.
The Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 9-3 in their last 12 Friday games and 15-7 in their last 22 vs. Central. The Wild are 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games, 35-17 in their last 52 home games and 12-5 in their last 17 overall. The Jets are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Jets last 5 vs. Western Conference.
The Winnipeg Jets have had the advantage over Minnesota in past meetings, but it's the Wild who are playing better hockey right now and have done a lot of their damage on their home ice. The home team has also won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Jets and Wild. So, assuming trends continue, you have to like the Wild and the rather fair price in this spot.