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Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild - 2/26/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets
Date & Time Tuesday February 26, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Line
Winnipeg Jets -154 / Minnesota Wild +123
TV Channel
FS-North
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The Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Tuesday night.

The Minnesota Wild come into this game looking to build on their 3-game winning streak after a 2-1 overtime win over St. Louis in their last outing. The game was scoreless through the opening 20 minutes and through the first half of the 2nd period before Jason Zucker broke the deadlock and gave Minnesota the lead. The Wild would carry that lead into the 3rd period where St. Louis would tie the game, sending us to overtime as the rest of the 3rd period solved nothing. Ryan Donato scored just before the midway point of OT to give the Wild the win and the extra point. Devan Dubnyk got the win to improve to 24-21-5 after stopping 27 of 28 shots faced in the winning effort.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to rebound after a 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes in their last outing. Patrik Laine opened the scoring for the Jets just 2:11 into the game, but unfortunately for Winnipeg, that’s all the scoring that they would do as Arizona tied the game just 3:32 later. Arizona then pushed their lead to 3-1 by the end of the 2nd and added an empty-netter late in the 3rd to secure the win and send Winnipeg home empty-handed. Laurent Brossoit took the loss, falling to 10-4-2 after allowing 3 goals on 23 shots faced in the losing effort.

Minnesota is 4-9 in their last 13 games overall and 1-5 in their last 6 games against the Western Conference while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Winnipeg is 64-24 in their last 88 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 8-3-1 in their last 12 home games against a team with a winning road record. Minnesota is 1-6 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg could really use a win here, and what better opportunity for it to come than against a Wild team that the Jets have owned at home in recent meetings. However, while the Jets are a far better team at home, the fact is that the Jets have been scuffling for the last few weeks and while the Wild haven’t been much better, Minnesota has at least strung some wins together and come into this game riding some momentum. I’ll take a shot with Minnesota and the plus money in this one.  

Pick:
Minnesota Wild +123

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