The Detroit Red Wings (15-12-4) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (18-9-3) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg. Both the Red Wings and Jets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Red Wings come in with an overall record of 15-12-4. On the road, Detroit has a 7-6-1 record, whereas they are 8-6-3 at home. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 5th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 11th. Detroit has 11 wins by more than one goals and dropped six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 19-12 this season.
Coming off a 4-3 loss at home to the Ducks, the Red Wings are hoping to bounce back today. In the opening period, the Red Wings couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Out of Detroit’s three goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.
Detroit took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Jets currently hold an overall record of 18-9-3. When playing on the road, Winnipeg has a 9-4-1 record, while they are 9-6-2 at home. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 6th in the Western conference. Winnipeg’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.7, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 18-12. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.5, and on the road, it is +.9.
The Jets are looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss at home to the Canadiens. On offense, the Jets were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 32 shots on goal and had 10 turnovers.
Winnipeg went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Red Wings have an average of 3.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. Detroit’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the NHL.
For the season, the over/under record of the Red Wings’ stands at 18-13-0. They have had 18 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
The Jets come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. This season, the Jets have a 8-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-2 record.
The Jets’ over/under record this season is 12-15-3. For the season, they have had 18 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Detroit Team Defense
Detroit defense takes on the Jets ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.2 shots per game against Detroit. They alsso are 13th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Winnipeg defense takes on the Red Wings ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against Winnipeg. They alsso are 21st in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Red Wings vs Jets Trends
- The Red Wings are 3-2 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Winnipeg has an puck line record of 7-3 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 7-3 overall in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Jets have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
- The last five games that Detroit was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 2-3 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Red Wings to defeat the Jets while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +131, I’m placing a wager on the Red Wings to win outright.
Our projections have the Red Wings pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Red Wings, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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