Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets - 2/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

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Winnipeg Jets (18-17-7) vs Minnesota Wild (28-10-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +115 / Minnesota Wild -150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winnipeg Jets face the Minnesota Wild in Tuesday NHL action.

The Minnesota Wild come into this road contest with an overall record of 28-10-3. Through 41 games the Wild are 3rd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 161 times, good for a rank of 3rd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Minnesota is the 5th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.85 goals per game. So far, the Wild have a strength of schedule

rating of 25th in the league. When diving into their opponent's adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 5th ranked team in the NHL.

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The Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Minnesota Wild with an overall record of 18-17-7. This mark places them 6th in the Central division. Through 42 games, the Jets have scored 120 goals, giving them an average of 2.83. This output gives them a rank of 24th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 12th ranked unit, giving up 2.95 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 19th in the NHL.

Through 40 games, the Minnesota Wild's goal and overall scoring leader is Kirill Kaprizov with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 19 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.3%. So far, 16.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mats Zuccarello who has 28 assists to go along with his 14 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21. Minnesota's top goalie is Cam Talbot who is giving up an average of 2.81 goals per game. In his 27 games played, he has turned in 17 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 42 games, the Winnipeg Jets' goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 45 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.2%. So far, 16.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Pierre-Luc Dubois who has 15 assists to go along with his 18 goals. However, when on the ice the Jets are -1 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck who is giving up an average of 2.9 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Minnesota's 41 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 24-13 So far, the Wild have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 12 of their 21 road games. On the season, the Minnesota Wild have a per-game scoring differential of +1.0. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an average margin of 0.52 goals. Heading into this game, the Minnesota Wild are the winners of each of their last five games. During this stretch, they have scored 24 goals, accounting for 71.0% of the scoring in these contests. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.83 goals per game 4 times. Look for this hot streak to continue vs a struggling Jets team. I see the Wild picking up the win.

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Joe’s Pick Minnesota Wild -150

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