Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 2/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-167) Jets (+138)
The Winnipeg Jets (20-18-8) will go up against the Minnesota Wild (30-11-3) at Canada Life Centre on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Minnesota at -167 and Winnipeg is priced at +138. The over/under is 6.
The Minnesota Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-4 victory over the Red Wings in their last game. Minnesota earned 15 penalty minutes in this game. They also had 4 power play tries and were able to notch 3 goals. The Wild had a solid offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they converted 7 of the 25 shots they put on net.
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In the matter of their scoring, the Minnesota Wild have racked up 167 goals (3rd in the league) this season and have given up 125. For the current campaign, the have a total of 63 points and their points percentage is .716. Minnesota skates onto the rink with 136 power play chances and they have scored 28 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 20.59%. When at even strength, the Wild have surrendered 95 goals while having 139 on the offensive side of the ice. Minnesota has tried 1,435 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.6%. The Wild have had 1,434 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .913. Minnesota Wild opponents have totaled 151 power play opportunities (6th in hockey) and have racked up 30 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Cam Talbot. Talbot has taken the ice for 375 games over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 188-138-31 and he started in 361 games. The opposition has racked up 939 goals versus Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.62. Talbot has had 11,076 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,137 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 21,495 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his pro career, Talbot has accounted for 193 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .535.
In their last contest, Winnipeg faced the Blackhawks in an outing where the Jets took a loss by a final of 3-1. The Jets notched 1 goal of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but weren't able to score a goal.
The Jets have racked up 99 goals at even strength and 31 goals (14th in the league) while on the power play. Winnipeg has attempted 1,539 shots (14th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.45%, while allowing their opponents 1,471 shots. For the year, the Winnipeg Jets have 130 goals, 48 points, and a points percentage of .522. They have a total of 145 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.38%. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their opponents 132 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have allowed 133 goals to be scored by of a combination of 100 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck in the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has allowed 897 goals in total. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts is 55.4% and he has accumulated 191 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 345 games and has been on the ice for 20,317 mins. Hellebuyck has accrued a lifetime mark of 188-118-32 and has been in goal for 354 games. He is sitting with 9,826 stops out of the 10,723 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-167)
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