Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (19-10-2) at Detroit Red Wings (7-22-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +173 / Winnipeg Jets -193 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 14 goals, Patrik Laine has 20 assists and Blake Wheeler has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 51 goals on 759 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 27 goals on 250 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in eight straight games.
The Detroit Red Wings will look for their first victory in a month. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 12 goals, Tyler Bertuzzi has 15 assists and Darren Helm has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing four goals per game and are killing 72.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 47 goals on 415 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 60 goals on 538 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed four or more goals in their last six games.
The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 23-9 in their last 32 games as a road favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 23-55 in their last 78 games as an underdog, 8-23 in their last 31 Thursday games and 16-40 in their last 56 overall. The under is 6-1 in Jets last 7 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Red Wings last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jets are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets are starting to heat up with some of their best hockey of the season and they've been unstoppable on the road in the favorite role dating back to last year. The Detroit Red Wings haven't won a game in a month and their defense seems to be getting worse if you can actually believe that. There's only one way to go here, and getting a price under -200 is actually valuable, as you can make a case this price should be a lot steeper. It's fade the Red Wings until they give us a reason not to.