Wild vs Jets Prediction NHL Picks 2/20/24

Winnipeg Jets (33-15-5) vs Minnesota Wild (26-23-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -143 / Minnesota Wild +115 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Canada Life Center on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this Central division matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Wild vs. Jets Prediction.

Minnesota Wild Team Preview

The Minnesota Wild come into this one looking to build on a 10-7 win over Vancouver last time out. Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild in scoring with 57 points including 23 goals and 34 assists while Mats Zuccarello has 44 points with a team-high 34 assists. Joel Eriksson Ek has 51 points with a team-high 28 goals while Matt Boldy has 44 points with 20 goals and 24 assists and Marco Rossi has 31 points with 15 goals and 16 assists as well. Brock Faber also has 33 points with 29 assists this season. Filip Gustavsson has posted a 15-13-3 record with a 3.27 GAA and an .894 save percentage while Marc-Andre Fleury is 11-9-3 with a 2.87 GAA and a .900 save percentage this season.

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have won each of their last five games as underdogs.
  • The Wild have covered the puck line in each of their last 13 games as underdogs on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Wild have won the first period in four of their last five night games at Canada Life Centre.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Wild's last 14 games following a win.

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Winnipeg Jets Team Preview

The Winnipeg Jets come into this one looking to bounce back after a 6-3 loss to Calgary last time out. Mark Scheifele has a team-high 47 points with 16 goals and 31 assists while Kyle Connor has 34 points with a team-high 19 goals and 15 assists. Josh Morrissey has 36 points with 29 assists of his own while Nikolaj Ehlers has 36 points with 16 goals and 20 assists and Cole Perfetti also has 30 points with 14 goals and 16 assists. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 26-11-3 with a 2.20 GAA and an .925 save percentage in goal for Winnipeg while Laurent Brossoit is 7-4-2 with a 2.22 GAA and an .920 save percentage this season.

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have won each of their last nine games as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • The Jets have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six games as favorites.
  • The Jets have won the third period in seven of their last eight games as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in five of the Jets' last six games following a road loss.

Wild vs. Jets Prediction

I’m on the Wild here. Minnesota’s playing really well right now and while the Jets have had the recent success in this matchup and are one of the league’s most consistent teams, it’s still tough to back them when goalscoring for the most part is an issue and then when the goals show up, the defense lets the team down. Minnesota gave up 7, but I think this team has momentum after a 7-goal 3rd period to down the Canucks and I think they get the win in this one.

Chris’s Pick Minnesota +115

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