Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha, and the Detroit Red Wings will face off against Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in an East-West showdown. Fox Sports Detroit will showcase the game, and the action gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds
Winnipeg enters the contest as the heavy favorite with a -265 moneyline. The line for the Red Wings is standing at +225, and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Winnipeg is 18-12 straight-up (SU) and has netted 8.7 units for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, ranked fifth in the league in this young season, hasn’t moved much from the 47-35 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Of the team’s 30 games this season, 11 have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team’s 8-6 SU at home this year.
The Jets have converted on just 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 76.1 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 29.5 saves per game with a .934 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (15-9-2) has been the top option in goal for Winnipeg this year. If the Jets decide to rest him, however, the team could turn to Laurent Brossoit (4-4-4 record, .885 save percentage, 3.65 goals against average).
On the visitors’ side of the rink, Detroit is 7-24 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 15 of its matches have gone over the total, while 11 have gone under the total and just five have pushed. The Red Wings are 3-12 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Red Wings have converted on just 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 32nd overall and it’s successfully defended 72.2 percent of all penalties.
Jonathan Bernier (.888 save percentage and 3.41 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Detroit. Bernier is averaging 25.2 saves per game and owns a 5-14-2 record.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Picks
Prediction: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over
- The under has hit in four of Winnipeg’s last five outings.
- Detroit has managed 25.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Winnipeg has been attempting 32.6 shots per game over its last five home outings.
- Seven of Detroit’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 0-7 in those games.
- The Jets this season have recorded the 12th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.1).