Jets vs Wild Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/8/23
Minnesota Wild (36-21-6) vs. Winnipeg Jets (36-25-3)
March 8, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -127 / Minnesota Wild +102; Over/Under: +4.5
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The Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Canada Life Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 39 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 38 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 200 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 99 goals on 1,047 shots faced, and Filip Gustavsson has allowed 56 goals on 833 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 36 goals, Josh Morrissey has 52 assists and Kyle Connor has 222 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 123 goals on 1,516 shots faced, and David Rittich has allowed 43 goals on 458 shots.
The Wild are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The under is 38-18-2 in Wild last 58 overall. The under is 47-18-5 in Jets last 70 overall. The Wild are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Winnipeg and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild don’t win on the end of back to backs, and you’d assume the Jets will get their act together eventually. However, we’re getting plus money with the team in better form. Rest advantage and home ice or not, the Wild are playing the better hockey at the moment. Give me the more favorable price.