Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 4/17/2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Winnipeg Jets head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Game 4 of their 1st round series. The Jets lead the series 2-1. The opening line for this contest has the Jets at -112 and the Wild at -117.
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Winnipeg had a record of 52-20-10 this year and away from home they had a record of 20-13-8-2. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They tallied 277 goals and surrendered 218 goals for a point differential of +59. For the year they have an ATS mark of 54-31-0 and an over/under record of 42-41-0. Minnesota had a regular season record of 45-26-11 including 27-6-8-1 on home ice this year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They scored 253 goals and gave up 232 for a goal differential of +21. Their record against the spread is 46-39-0 while their over/under mark is 42-39-0.
Valuable Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 54-31-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 42-41-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 46-39-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 42-39-0 against the over/under this season
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
04/15/18 C Mathieu Perreault Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota
03/25/18 D Toby Enstrom Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/17/18 D Dmitry Kulikov Back is out indefinitely
03/16/18 GO Michael Hutchinson Concussion is out indefinitely
03/16/18 LW Matt Hendricks Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
04/01/18 D Ryan Suter Ankle is out for season
03/05/18 C Luke Kunin ACL is out for season
Blake Wheeler has scored 91 total points this year for the Jets. He has 23 goals this season with 246 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 68 assists on the year and averages 20.3 minutes played per contest. Patrik Laine averages 16.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 44 goals on 241 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 70 points on the year. Connor Hellebuyck has 44 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Jets. He has 2,048 shots against him and he's surrendered 156 goals. He's made 1,892 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Eric Staal has 76 total points this season for the Wild. He has 42 goals this year with 241 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 17.8 minutes played per contest. Mikael Granlund averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 21 goals on 193 attempts. He has 46 assists, giving him a total of 67 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 35 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,769 shots against him and he's given up 145 goals. He's made 1,624 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jets have 114 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 277 goals while giving up 218 scores, which has them ranked 3rd and 27th respectively. They have had 274 power play chances and scored 64 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 5th in the league. The Jets have given up 274 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 9th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.48% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 9th in the league with a total of 101 points this season. They have 49 power play goals on 240 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 18th in the NHL. They've given up 272 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Wild are 11th with a total of 253 goals scored while they've given up 232 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.22%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 11th overall in the NHL.
Winnipeg has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've tried 4,837 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,861 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 19th in Corsi percentage. They are 18th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.2% as they have 3,647 shots while they've given up 3,621 attempts on defense. The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That puts them 16th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,649 face-off wins as opposed to 2,406 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 7th overall in the NHL. On defense Winnipeg has 1,831 hits and they've blocked 1,240 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the year. That ranks them 23rd and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,415 face-off wins as opposed to 2,434 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 1,367 hits and they've blocked 1,295 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 28th in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've tried 4,358 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,928 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 24th in the NHL at 47.9%, as they have 3,342 shots while they've given up 3,633 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Wild NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg -112
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