Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild Free Pick 4/2/19

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The Winnipeg Jets, spearheaded by Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele, are ready to take the ice against Zach Parise, Eric Staal, and the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center in a divisional showdown. The puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 2, and it will air live on The Sports Network.

Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild Odds

Moneyline odds have not yet been posted for this matchup.

Winnipeg is 46-33 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.9 units this year. 38 of its outings have gone over the total, while 33 have gone under and just seven have pushed. This 2018-19 Jets team is 21-17 SU on the road.

Winnipeg has converted on 25.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked 26th out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off only 78.8 percent of all penalties..

Averaging 29.8 saves per game with a .913 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (33-28-2) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg this season. Hellebuyck did just play last night, however, so Winnipeg might opt to rest him and turn to Laurent Brossoit instead (13-8-2 record, .925 save percentage, 2.52 goals against average).

Over on the other bench, Minnesota is 36-43 straight up (SU) and has lost 16.0 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 42 of its matches have gone under the total, while 30 have gone over and just seven have pushed. It’s 15-24 SU as the home team this season.

The Wild have converted on just 20.8 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.5 percent of all opponent power plays.

Devan Dubnyk has denied 25.5 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Wild. Dubnyk has 31 wins, 35 losses, and six overtime losses to his credit and has registered a .912 save percentage and 2.56 goals against average this season.

Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The Jets are 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Wild are 1-4 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in four of Minnesota’s last five games.
  • Winnipeg has managed 28.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Minnesota has been attempting 33.6 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Six of Minnesota’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 1-5 overall in those games.
  • Winnipeg skaters registered 23.3 hits per game last season, while the Wild forced 16.9 hits per matchup.