Winnipeg Jets vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/12/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-193) Red Wings (+173)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (7-22-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (19-10-2, 3rd in the Central Division) on Thursday. The Red Wings open this matchup at +173 while the Jets are priced at -193. The O/U opens at 6. The Jets cover 58.6% of the time, having gone 17-12 SU. The Red Wings cover 21.9% of the time, going 7-25 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets step onto the ice holding a record of 19 wins and 10 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 90 goals which ranks them 8th in the conference and 19th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +8, ranking them 11th in the NHL. The Jets have compiled a total of 40 pts, which ranks them 6th in the NHL and 3rd in the conference. In terms of shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 983 which ranks them 8th in the West and 16th in the NHL. As a team, Winnipeg has obtained a total of 503 hits which means they are averaging 16.2 per contest. They have compiled a total of 284 blocks for this year. The goalie for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has played 1,368 mins in goal for the season. Hellebuyck is conceding an average of 2.24 goals per game which has him ranking 3rd in the Western Conference and 7th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he's given up 51 goals. His save % is .933 which has him ranking 3rd in the Western Conference.
The Winnipeg Jets will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5 - 1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in their last game. The Jets had a solid offensive outing in this victory. For this outing, they netted 5 out of the 30 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Winnipeg earned 16 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 28 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 54.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 while the Fenwick against sat at 17, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 61.4%. They won 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 47.8% and they had a PDO of 108.6 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Detroit Red Wings put up 17 shots. They had a total of 18 penalty mins and they earned 4 power play opportunities.
The Red Wings are the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 7 wins and 22 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the East and 31st in the league with -61. They have compiled a total of 67 goals for the season which ranks them 16th in the conference. Detroit has a team save percentage of .876 which has them sitting 31st in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are shooting 7.3% ranking them 16th in the conference. In goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a rough year by surrendering 3.41 goals per game and that ranks him 23rd among Eastern Conference goalies and 51st among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,055 minutes he has been on the ice, he has allowed 60 goals. He holds a save % of .888, which has him placed 24th among Eastern Conference goalies and 51st among goalies in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings opposed the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a final of 5 - 1. For this game, Detroit wound up with a 45.2% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 28 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick percentage was 38.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 17 and the Jets earning a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Detroit played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 91.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.6%. The Red Wings scored 1 goal of the 17 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Jets had 5 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Detroit gave way to 30 shots on goal and the Jets had 16 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-193)
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