Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers Free Pick

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Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets will face off against Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in an East-West showdown. The action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, and it’ll be broadcasted live on The Sports Network.

Winnipeg Jets at New York Rangers Odds

This matchup’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by bookmakers yet.

Winnipeg is 15-10 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 10 of its matches have gone over the total, while another 10 have gone under and just four have pushed. As the road team in 2018-19, the Jets are 6-5 SU.

Winnipeg has converted on 29.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 10th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.7 percent of all penalties..

Averaging 27.6 saves per game with a .904 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (10-9-1) has been the best option in goal for Winnipeg this season. If Winnipeg decides to rest him, however, the team could roll with Laurent Brossoit (5-2-1 record, .935 save percentage, 2.16 goals against average).

On the other side of the ice, New York is 13-14 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.2 units this season. Through 27 regular season contests, 16 of its games have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and none have pushed. It’s 10-4 SU at home this year.

The Rangers have converted on just 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.8 percent of all opponent power plays.

Henrik Lundqvist (30.1 saves per game) has been the top option in goal for the Rangers. Lundqvist has nine wins, 11 losses, and two OT losses and has recorded a pedestrian 2.62 goals against average and a .920 save percentage this season.

Winnipeg Jets at New York Rangers Betting Predictions

NHL Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Rangers, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Notes

  • The total has gone under in four of New York’s last five games.
  • Over Winnipeg’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
  • The Broadway Blueshirts this season have dished out the fifth-most hits per game in the NHL (25.2), but the club has averaged 30.4 over their last five games as the home team.