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Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/20/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Wild (1-1-2) at Winnipeg Jets (3-3-0)
Date & Time Friday October 20, 2017, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -135 / Minnesota Wild +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Minnesota Wild go on the road to take the ice at the Winnipeg Jets in a Friday NHL matchup.

The Minnesota Wild are looking for their second win of the young season when the team visits the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Minnesota saw their opportunity for win number two go by the wayside in a 5-4, overtime loss to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets won it on an Alex Wennberg tally in the extra session with David Savard, Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski and Josh Anderson also lighting the lamp. Artemi Panarin logged a trio of assists and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 17 shots to lift Columbus to victory.

The Wild received a pair of goals off the stick of Tyler Ennis with Landon Ferraro and Eric Staal also finding the back of the net. Ryan Sutter added two helpers but that wasn’t enough with Devan Dubnyk giving up all five goals on 35 shots to fall to 1-1-1.

The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to begin another winning streak when the Minnesota Wild come to town on Friday. Winnipeg had won three in a row before the good times came to an end in a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

This was anybody’s game until the Blue Jackets scored four goals in the second period to essentially end this from a competitive standpoint. The balanced CBJ offense featured scoring from Nick Foligno, Jack Johnson, Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski and Lukas Sediak. 

Joonas Korpisalo allowed goals by Joel Armia and Kyle Connor but stopped 24 Winnipeg shots overall to pick up the win.  

Over is 5-0 in Wild last 5 overall and Wild are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 7-1-1 in Wild last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest. Over is 5-0 in Jets last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 5-0 in Jets last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and Jets are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and Wild are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.  

The Wild and the over have been solid choices but the way Minnesota is banged up anything is a risky bet in my view…

over 5.5 will update

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