Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets - 2/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets - 2/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (20-18-8) vs Minnesota Wild (30-11-3)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +125 / Minnesota Wild -163 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winnipeg Jets host the Minnesota Wild in Wednesday NHL Action

The Minnesota Wild come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-11-3. Through 44 games, the Wild are 2nd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 171 times, good for a rank of 3rd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Minnesota is the 6th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.84 goals per game. So far, the Wild have a strength of schedule rating of 24th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 6th ranked team in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Minnesota Wild with an overall record of 20-18-8. This mark places them 6th in the Central division. Through 46 games, the Jets have scored 131 goals, giving them an average of 2.83. This output gives them a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. On defense, Winnipeg is the 15th ranked unit, giving up 2.89 goals per contest. So far, the Jets have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Winnipeg's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 19th in the NHL.

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Through 43 games, the Minnesota Wild goal and overall scoring leader is Kirill Kaprizov, with 57 points. He has reached his mark of 22 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.7%. So far, 14% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mats Zuccarello, who has 32 assists to go along with his 14 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +22. Minnesota's top goalie is Cam Talbot, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has turned in 18 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 46 games, the Winnipeg Jets' goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor, with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 26 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.5%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 22 assists to go along with his 14 goals. However, when on the ice the Jets are -13 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.81 goals per game. In his 39 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Minnesota's 44 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 26-14. So far, the Wild have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 12 of their 22 road games. On the season, the Minnesota Wild have a per-game scoring differential of 0.98. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.42 goals. Heading into their game with the Winnipeg Jets, the Wild have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 19 goals, accounting for 63.0% of the overall scoring. Look for the Wild to pick up a road win over the Jets.

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