Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+214) Jets (-240)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (7-21-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) go to Bell MTS Place on Tuesday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (18-10-2, 3rd in the Central Division). The Jets open this matchup at -240 while the Red Wings are priced at +214. The O/U has been set at 6. The Red Wings cover 22.6% of the time, having gone 7-24 SU. Winnipeg is covering 57.1% of the time, going 16-12 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings step onto the ice with a record of 7 wins and 21 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 66 goals which has them at 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -57, putting them at 31st in the NHL. The Red Wings have compiled a total of 17 pts, which has them at 31st in the NHL and 16th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 903 which has them at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the NHL. As a team, Detroit has obtained a total of 466 hits which means they are averaging 15 per contest. They have compiled a total of 323 blocks for the season. The man in net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,055 mins minding the net this season. Bernier is giving up an average of 3.41 GAA which has him ranked 23rd among Eastern Conference goalies and 50th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 60 goals. His save percentage is .888 which has him ranked 24th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 defeat against the Pittsburgh Penguins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings offense showed they have some room for improvement in this loss. For this matchup, they earned a goal on 3 of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals out of those tries. Detroit earned a total of 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 32 and the Corsi against at even strength was 32 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 21 while the Fenwick against was 29, which means they had a rate of 42.0%. They won 25 face-off wins and lost 26 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.0 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a total of 28 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play opportunities.
The Jets will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 18 wins and 10 losses. When talking about goal differential, they currently sit 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the league with +4. They have compiled a total of 85 goals for the season which has them sitting at 9th in the conference. Winnipeg has a team save % of .919 which currently has them ranked 5th in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 8.9% putting them at 9th in the conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an ok year by giving up 2.20 GAA and that has him ranked 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,367 mins he's played, he has given up 50 goals. He's earned a save % of .934, which has him placed 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets opposed the Anaheim Ducks in an outing where the Jets took home the victory by a tally of 3 - 2. For this game, Winnipeg earned a 52.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 44 and the other team having a Corsi of 40. They had a Fenwick percentage of 48.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 28 and the Ducks finishing with a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO at even strength was 102.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.3%. The Jets converted 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and were able to notch 1 out of those chances. In discussing their opponent, the Ducks had 2 power play opportunities but didn't put the puck in goal. Winnipeg gave up 33 shots on goal and the Ducks ended up with 13 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-240)
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