Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction 2/20/2024

The Minnesota Wild (26-24-6) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (33-15-5) on Tuesday, February 20th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg and televised on ESPN+. The Wild are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flames. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

On the road this season, the Wild have gone 12-12-2, and they come into this game having won five straight on the road. For the year, Minnesota is 26-24-6, and they are 10th in the Western Conference standings and 6th in the Central Division.

As the underdog, Minnesota has gone 10-17-3 this season, and they have won five straight games when they are the underdog. In the Western Conference, the Wild have gone 12-13 and 16-6-3 when favored this year.

Minnesota has gone 6-4 against the puck line over their last ten games and 4-1 vs. the puck line in their last five road games. So far this year, the Wild have an average scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game.

So far, Minnesota has gone just 10-15 against the puck line as the favorite and 19-11 as the underdog. Overall, the Wild have 17 wins by multiple goals and 15 losses by multiple goals.

In their recent matchup, the Wild hosted the Canucks and came away with a 10-7 victory. Against the Canucks, the Wild’s offense scored in all three periods. Of Minnesota’s 10 goals, four came while in power play. They ended the game with 27 shots on goal and had five giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, Minnesota managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 17 goals.

The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Jets have been the favorite in 27 of their 47 games, going 18-7-2 in those contests. Overall, Winnipeg is 33-15-5, putting them in fourth place in the Western Conference and third in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Jets are just 4-6.

Against other teams in the Western Conference, Winnipeg has gone 19-11 this season. In their last three games, the Jets have gone 2-1, and they are 3-2 over their last five games. At home, the Jets have won two straight games, and they have gone 26-7-3 this year when favored.

At home this year, the Jets have gone 15-12 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. So far, they have 23 wins by multiple goals and have gone 28-25 against the puck line for the season.

In their last 10 home games, the Jets have gone just 5-5 against the puck line and have dropped three straight games vs. the puck line at home. Overall, they have gone 18-18 against the puck line when favored.

Following a 6-3 loss on the road to the Flames, the Jets are eager to bounce back. The Jets started strong on offense with three times in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Winnipeg’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 31 shots on goal and eight giveaways.

Winnipeg took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. So far this year, the Wild are 15-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 11-14 in games with fewer shots on goal.

For the season, the over/under record of the Wild’s stands at 26-25-4. They have had 27 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Jets Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Jets are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. This year, the Jets have recorded a 16-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-6 record.

This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 17-29-7. Throughout the season, they have played 28 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.4 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. For the season, they are ranked 20th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Winnipeg Team Defense

The Jets defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 16th with 3 shutouts.

Wild vs Jets Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 7-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Through their last three home games, Winnipeg has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Jets have an puck line mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Winnipeg posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Wild have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.

Wild vs Jets Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Jets to pick up on a win over the Wild at home. With the moneyline sitting at -162, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Jets straight-up.

When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Jets to win and cover. Watch for the Jets to win this game by multiple goals over the Wild.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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