Detroit Red Wings (9-4-5) at Winnipeg Jets (10-7-3)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 20, 2014, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +102 / Detroit Red Wings -113 --- Over/Under: 5
The Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets play Thursday night at the MTS Centre.
The Detroit Red Wings have split their last six games and find themselves in the middle of the Atlantic division. The Red Wings defense has carried the way for much of the season, allowing 2.2 goals per game and five goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings are 7-7 on the power play kill in their last two games and have won six of their last eight games when allowing three or less goals. Jimmy Howard has allowed 30 goals on 397 shots and Jonas Gustavsson has given up seven goals on 76 shots faced. Offensively, Gustav Nyquist leads Detroit with nine goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 13 assists and Tomas Tatar has 47 shots on goal. The Red Wings have scored three pp goals in their last two games. Pavel Datsyuk is doubtful for this game with a groin injury.
The Winnipeg Jets have split their last eight games and find themselves in the heart of the Central division. Like the Red Wings, a lot of the Jets success comes from a defense that’s allowing 2.1 goals per game on the season and eight goals in their last four games. Despite allowing a power play goal in four of their last six games, the Winnipeg Jets have won nine of their last 12 games when allowing three or less goals. Michael Hutchinson has allowed six goals on 116 shots and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 34 goals on 441 shots faced. Offensively, Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with eight goals, Tobias Enstrom has eight assists and Andrew Ladd has 58 shots on goal. Winnipeg hasn't scored a power play goal in five straight games.
The Red Wings are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. The Jets are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-12 in their last 17 games following a win. The Red Wings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Figuring either one of these teams out is impossible due to being so inconsistent. However, the over has hit in nine of the last 11 meetings between these two teams. That seems like the way to go if wagering this matchup.