Winnipeg Jets vs. New Jersey Devils Matchup Preview

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Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets are set to face off against Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center for an East-West tilt. The match gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, and it can be watched live on MSG Plus 2.

Winnipeg Jets at New Jersey Devils Odds

New Jersey (+115) is currently the underdog to Winnipeg (-135) and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under.

Winnipeg is 14-10 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.5 units this season. Through 24 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while another 10 have gone under and just four have pushed. As an away team in 2018-19, the Jets are 5-5 SU.

Winnipeg comes into the match up with the second-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s converted on 29.7 percent of its extra-man opportunities this year. On the other hand, it has the seventh-best penalty kill in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.3 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 27.6 saves per game with a .904 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (10-9-1) has been the top option in goal for Winnipeg this season. If Winnipeg chooses to rest him, however, head coach Paul Maurice could roll with Laurent Brossoit (4-2-1), who has a .937 save percentage and 2.05 goals against average this year.

On the other side of the ice, New Jersey is 9-15 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 13 of its outings have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and just two have pushed. This season, the team is 7-4 SU as the home team.

The Devils have converted on just 19.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.5 percent of all opponent power plays.

Keith Kinkaid has stopped 27.3 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Devils. Kinkaid has nine wins, 11 losses, and four OT losses to his credit and has registered a pedestrian 2.79 goals against average and a subpar .910 save percentage this season.

Winnipeg Jets at New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Devils, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their past five games.
  • Over Winnipeg’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-2 in those games).
  • Winnipeg skaters recorded 23.3 hits per game last season, while the Devils forced 22.6 hits per matchup.