Winnipeg Jets vs. Detroit Red Wings Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Jan 13, 2022

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The 16-12-5 Winnipeg Jets are back on the ice Thursday night to face the 16-16-5 Detroit Red Wings.

Winnipeg
39-32-7-4
AT
January 13, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit
32-40-8-2
Puckline -1.5 +187
Moneyline -128
Over / Under o +5.5

62%

Betting Action

38%

Puckline +1.5 -225
Moneyline +106
Over / Under u +5.5

62%

Betting Action

38%

Winnipeg’s been off the ice for an entire week as the province of Manitoba has reduced capacity restrictions for their home games, causing several postponements. Detroit last played Tuesday at San Jose, falling 3-2 in overtime. The loss kept the Red Wings in ninth place and several points behind the final wild-card playoff spot.

Puck drop at Little Caesars Arena goes at 7:30 p.m. EST. Winnipeg’s the road favourite with -142 odds on the moneyline while the over-under is at six on the NHL odds.

Jets vs. Red Wings NHL Betting Odds

Detroit’s been one of the NHL’s best clubs on home ice this season with a 12-5-2 overall record. Winnipeg’s just .500 on the road, going 6-6-4 in 16 away games. When it comes to the total, the over is 8-4 in Winnipeg’s last 12 visits to Detroit and 5-2 in the Jets last seven road games overall. Six of the Red Wings last eight at home have also gone over the total.

Head-to-head, these two clubs haven’t clashed since December 12, 2019 but the Jets hold a 6-3-1 advantage in their last 10 meetings. Jets forward and Michigan native Kyle Connor potted both of Winnipeg’s goals back in their last meeting, which was a 5-2 Detroit win.

Winnipeg Jets

COVID-19 postponements have forced the Jets to remain on the road in 2022, forcing an eight-game trip they’re currently three games through. The Jets have taken two of their three contests this month, but took a 7-1 loss at Colorado in their most recent appearance. Mark Scheifele opened the scoring with his ninth of the season before the Avalanche rattled off seven straight. Connor Hellebuyck remained in net the entire game, allowing seven on 42 shots.

Seven Jets skaters are currently in COVID protocols, headlined by forward Nikolaj Ehlers. Ehlers is third in the club in both goals and points with 13 and 25 respectively in his 33 games.

Detroit Red Wings

The Wings are returning from a disappointing California trip that saw them leave empty handed in the win column, albeit getting two of six possible points. Detroit started with a 4-0 loss at Los Angeles, then a 4-3 shootout loss in Anaheim the next night followed by the 3-2 defeat to the Sharks.

Alex Nedeljkovic made 37 saves in the loss at San Jose. The first-year Red Wing has a team-best .915 save percentage in 25 games this season to go with a 10-9-4 record. Up front, winger Tyler Bertuzzi notched his team-leading 17th of the season against the Sharks and now has 28 points in 29 games. Captain Dylan Larkin leads the club with 16 goals and 16 assists.

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