Detroit Red Wings (26-27-10) at Winnipeg Jets (37-17-9)
|Date & Time||Friday March 2, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -203 / Detroit Red Wings +182 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Detroit Red Wings visit the Bell MTS Centre to face the Winnipeg Jets in a Friday NHL tilt.
If the Detroit Red Wings are going to make the postseason the team needs a big run and some help. Detroit was denied a much needed three game winning streak with a 2-1 loss at the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
The Blues built a 2-0 lead on a second period tally from Scottie Upshall and an Alex Pietrangelo goal in the third. The Red Wings fought back with Andreas Athanasiou scoring with 1:45 remaining but could not net the equalizer. Cater Hutton recorded 35 stops to get the win for St. Louis while Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for Detroit.
The Winnipeg Jets have been playing well with the hopes of overtaking Nashville for the top spot in the Central. Winnipeg had their shot at Nashville on Tuesday but were outscored 6-5. Mark Scheifele led the Jets with two goals with Matt Hendricks, Nikolaj Ehlers and Paul Stasny also scoring but Connor Hellebuyck struggled with six goals allowed on 26 shots.
The explosive Nashville attack saw Craig Smith score twice with Kyle Turris, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johansen and Ryan Hartman getting in to the scoring column. Roman Josi added four assists and Viktor Arvidsson gave the Predators two more to make a winner of Pekka Rinne and his 34 saves.
Under is 6-0 in Red Wings last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 7-0 in Red Wings last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 5-0 in Red Wings last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and over is 5-0 in Jets last 5 home games and over is 5-0 in Jets last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Winnipeg and over is 14-4 in the last 18 meetings.
When these teams take the ice at Winnipeg the scoring takes center stage so I lean over for now…