Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 2/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-142) Jets (+118)
The Winnipeg Jets (18-17-7) welcome the Minnesota Wild (28-10-3) at Canada Life Centre on Tuesday. The line on this contest has Minnesota at -142 while Winnipeg is opening at +118. The total is 6.
The Minnesota Wild had a good night with a 5-0 win over the Blackhawks in their previous outing. The Wild had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 35 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity and were able to score 1 goal. Minnesota accumulated 2 penalty mins in this game.
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When talking about scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have earned 157 goals (3rd in pro hockey) so far this year and have given up 117. For the year, they have recorded 59 points and their points percentage comes in at .720. Minnesota has compiled 129 power play chances and they have scored 25 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 19.38%. While playing at even strength, the Wild have conceded 90 goals while notching 132 of their own. Minnesota has attempted 1,356 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.6%. The Wild have had 1,332 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .912. Minnesota Wild opponents have 137 power play tries (8th in the league) and have notched 27 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Cam Talbot. Opponents have racked up 937 goals against Talbot in his career and his goals against average is 2.62. Talbot has participated in 374 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .915 for his 21,435 mins on the ice. He has earned an overall mark of 187-138-31 and he was named the starter in 360 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Talbot has tallied 192 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .533. Talbot has had 11,037 shots taken against him and has accrued 10,100 total saves.
In their last game, Winnipeg faced off against the Flyers in a matchup where the Jets took the defeat by a mark of 3-1. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal. The Jets notched 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted.
The Jets are sitting with 92 goals at even strength and 27 goals (15th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Winnipeg has taken 1,401 shots (13th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.49%, while allowing the other team 1,349 shots. On the season, the Winnipeg Jets have 119 goals, 43 points, as well as a points percentage of .512. They have recorded 131 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.61%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.98% on their opponents 123 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have allowed 124 goals to be scored by way of 92 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Connor Hellebuyck protecting the net. Hellebuyck holds a lifetime mark of 186-117-31 and has played in 350 games. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage is 55.1% and he has accumulated 188 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He is sitting with 9,713 saves out of the 10,602 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .916. His opposition is averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has allowed 889 goals altogether. He has started in 341 games and has played 20,076 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-142)
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