Jets vs. Wild Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Updated Jan 09, 2019

The Jets enter this game with the Wild winners of two straight, and over the two games have scored 12 goals.

Winnipeg
47-30-4-1
AT
January 10, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota
37-36-5-4
Puckline +1.5 -260
Moneyline -105
Over / Under o +6

87%

Betting Action

13%

Puckline -1.5 +210
Moneyline -115
Over / Under u +6

87%

Betting Action

13%

These two teams are no strangers to one another. Not only are they Central division foes, geographical foes, but also recent post season foes. The Jets enter this game coming off two big offensive performances, while the Wild are having a hard time putting the puck in the net.

Jets vs Wild Betting Analysis

This will be the third of five games between these two teams. So far the Wild are a perfect 2-0 against the Jets this season, with two, two goal wins under their belt.

Overall, the home team in this series is 7-2 in the last nine meetings. The under has been in play between these two teams while playing in Minnesota going 4-1-1, and 3-0-1 in the last four meetings overall.

Last year during the regular season, the Jets took three of four games from the Wild during the regular season, and won a best-of-seven series in five games. Forwards Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler led all point producers with six points against the Wild in the regular season.

Winnipeg Jets

Don’t look now but it appears the Jets have found their offence. The team enters this game with the Wild winners of two straight, and over the two games have scored 12 goals. In the previous seven games the Jets scored only 13 goals; and in five of those games the team scored one goal or less.

The Jets finished the game with the Avalanche Tuesday with 21 shots on goal. It’s the fewest shots the team has had this season when scoring four or more goals. The previous mark was 24 shots.

The team hopes the power-play continues to produce at the same extend as it has at home. In the last eight home games the club is 13-for-26 (50 percent) with the man-advantage. They scored three goals on four chances against the Avs.

Connor Hellebuyck has started nine of the last 10 games and is expected to play in Minnesota. It will be the team’s first game of back to back contests.

Patrik Laine has come under fire as of late. The slick sniper has 24 goals on the season, but only has one goal in his last 10 games dating back to December 16. He is also a disappointing minus-8 over the last 10 games.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild are coming off a 4-0 setback to the Bruins on Tuesday night. The team only managed 24 shots on goal in Boston that night. It’s the third time the Wild have been shutout this season. The loss was the team’s first setback of the 2019 calendar year.

Goaltender Devon Dubnyk had the night off in Boston. He will face the Jets Thursday evening. The 32 year-old received some good news earlier this week as he will represent the Wild for the third time in four years at this year’s All-Star game.

Zach Parise has been held scoreless in the past two games, after scoring three goals and three assists in the previous three games. He is second in team scoring with 19 goals and 19 assists in 41 games.

The Wild are 24th in league scoring, and there are a number of reasons for this ranking. Some of the team’s top scorers are not producing as of late. Leading scorer Mikael Granlund has one goal in his last 16 games. Jason Zucker has one goal in last 14 games. Eric Staal scored 42 goals last season but has one goal in his last 11 games. Finally, Nino Niederreiter is goal less in his last 11 games.

Jets vs. Wild Prediction

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