Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets 12/29/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/28/2014
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
MTS Centre in Winnipeg
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On Monday night, the Minnesota Wild will be playing their second straight game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Wild are just 7-9-0 on the road this year, while the Jets have gone 8-6-3 on their home ice.
On Saturday, the Jets scored a late third-period goal to send their game against the Wild into overtime and ended up picking up a 4-3 win in the extra period. Neither team had more than 25 shots on goal in that game and they combined to go 1-for-8 on their power play opportunities.
In that game on Saturday, Jets left wing Andrew Ladd received top star honors by notching a goal and an assist in the win. Wild right wing Jason Pominville played well in the losing effort, also coming away with a goal and an assist.
Through 33 games this year, the Wild are giving up nearly three goals per game and they are near the bottom of the league in power play percentage. Their top player has been veteran winger Zach Parise, who now has 13 goals and 14 assists on the season. Goalie Darcy Kuemper has an 11-10-0 record with three shutouts and a 2.64 GAA.
So far this season, the Jets have barely been able to score over 2.5 goals per game against their opponents, but they also have one of the best defenses in the league. Netminder Ondrej Pavelec is now 10-8-5 on the year with one shutout, a .913 save percentage and a 2.34 GAA.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 16-17-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 14-15-0 against the Over/Under
Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
Winnipeg Jets are 19-17-0 Against the Spread
Winnipeg Jets are 16-19-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/28/14 D Jonas Brodin Upper Body out indefinitely
12/28/14 C Mikael Granlund Upper Body out indefinitely
12/27/14 GO Darcy Kuemper Flu "?" Monday vs Winnipeg
12/27/14 LW Jason Zucker Flu "?" Monday vs Winnipeg
12/27/14 GO Niklas Backstrom Flu "?" Monday vs Winnipeg
12/17/14 GO Josh Harding Illness out indefinitely
12/10/14 D Keith Ballard Concussion out indefinitely
12/19/14 D Tobias Enstrom Foot out 3-4 weeks
12/18/14 D Mark Stuart Knee expected to miss 1-2 months
12/16/14 D Jacob Trouba Wrist out 6 weeks
12/04/14 D Zach Bogosian Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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