Wild vs. Jets Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Updated Dec 28, 2018

The Wild are currently on a season-long five-game losing streak (0-4-1) as they meet the Jets on Saturday afternoon. Minnesota has scored just five goals in its past five games.

Minnesota
37-36-5-4
AT
December 29, 2018, 4:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
47-30-4-1
Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +155
Over / Under o +6

10%

Betting Action

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Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -185
Over / Under u +6

10%

Betting Action

90%

The Jets and Wild have seen a lot of each other in the last number of years, including last year’s first round of the post season. Not only are they divisional rivals, but geographic ones as well. This head-to-head match-up is quickly becoming one of the great rivalry games in the Western Conference and another chapter will begin as they drop the puck on Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg.

Wild vs Jets Betting Analysis

This will be the second of five games between these two teams. Back on November 23 the Wild doubled up on the Jets 4-2 in Minnesota. In that game the Jets had a comfortable 2-0 lead heading into the third period when the Wild struck for four unanswered goals in the home sided victory.

The Wild are 0-6 in their last six games in Winnipeg, and the home side in this series is 7-1 in the last eight games.

Last year during the regular season, the Jets took three of four games from the Wild. Forwards Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler led all point producers with six points against the Wild over that time.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday night. The team is currently on a season-long five-game losing streak (0-4-1) as they meet the Jets on Saturday afternoon. Minnesota is 3-9-1 in its past 13 games. The main reason for this tumble, lack of scoring; the Wild have scored five goals in its past five games.

Devon Dubnyk was pulled after allowing three goals on 10 against the Hawks, he is expected to return to the net for this contest. Dubnyk is 12-13-2 on the season after the Wild got off to a good start this season.

Prior to that game the team announced that defenceman Matthew Dumba had surgery to repair a ruptured right pectoralis muscle and is expected to miss a minimum of three months. He had been out of the line-up for this time before this procedure, but there was some hope of a recovery. Dumba leads Wild defensemen with 12 goals. His 22 points and 23:23 average ice time in 32 games are second among Wild defensemen to Ryan Suter.

Forward Zach Parise snapped a mild four game pointless slump with his 16th goal of the season Thursday. Previous to the slide he had six points (two goals, four assists) in a 3-game point streak

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets are coming off a 4-1 setback to the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. The Jets peppered the Flames goal for 36 shots in the game, but couldn’t get enough second chances to make the difference. Connor Hellebuyck suffered the loss. He’ll try once again to record his 100th career NHL win as he will likely get the start Saturday.

Winnipeg is 13-5-2 at home this season, which is tied for the third-most wins and the second-most points in the NHL. The Jets have a 45-12-4 record at home during the last two seasons, making it the toughest building in the NHL for opposing teams to play.

After going 8-for-17 (47 percent) on the power play in their last five home games, the Jets have regained top spot in the NHL in power play percentage at home this season at 35.6% (21-for-59) and third overall at 28.2 percent.

Mark Scheifele is second in the NHL in scoring in December with 20 points (9G, 11A) in 13 games. He has a point in nine of Winnipeg’s 13 games this month and has multiple points in seven of those nine games. Scheifele is tied for seventh in NHL scoring with 49 points (22G, 37A) in 36 games, while team mate Blake Wheeler is one point back and 10th overall in league scoring.

Wild vs. Jets Prediction

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