The Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Winnipeg Jets have won 5 straight games. The Detroit Red Wings have lost 3 straight games.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 23 goals, Josh Morrissey has 39 assists and Kyle Connor has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 69 goals on 964 shots faced, and David Rittich has allowed 27 goals on 283 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 13 goals, Fillip Hronek has 22 assists and David Perron has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 74 goals on 762 shots faced, and Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 35 goals on 292 shots.
The Jets are 10-3 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 2-7 in their last 9 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 33-16-4 in Jets last 53 overall. The under is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 overall. The under is 6-1 in Jets last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 Tuesday games. The Jets are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a strong week, and they've absolutely feasted on losing reams dating back to last season. The Detroit Red Wings have issues finishing games and their defensive effort isn't getting any better. The Red Wings also have issues winning at home. This feels like two teams heading in different directions. Give me the Jets and the reasonable price on the road.