The Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild meet Friday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center. The Winnipeg Jets look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 12 goals, Andrew Copp has 11 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 65.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 36 goals on 458 shots faced, and Eric Comrie has allowed 11 goals on 137 shots.
The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Hartman leads Minnesota with 10 goals, Kirill Kaprizov has 13 assists and Kevin Fiala has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 43 goals on 473 shots faced, and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 13 goals on 100 shots.
The Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Wild are 25-8 in their last 33 home games and 36-15 in their last 51 games as a favorite. The under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 overall. The over is 8-3 in Wild last 11 overall. The Jets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets are riding the struggle bus right now, and they’re not a team you can back in the underdog role right now. The Minnesota Wild have printed money at home and in the favorite role, and they’ve beaten the Jets in seven of the last nine meetings. The trends are all on the side of the Wild, and the price is cheap. Give me the home team.
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