Key Division Matchup
There are some big NHL games on the schedule on Tuesday night, including a big game in Winnipeg. The Jets are set to host the Minnesota Wild for a battle of Central Division contenders.
Minnesota got off to a miserable start to the 2022-23 season, but has been able to bounce back in a hurry. The Wild have improved their record to 19-12-2 and they were playing some great hockey before the small break.
Winnipeg hasn’t looked sharp over the past few weeks and haslost three of their last four games. The Jets are still 21-12-1, but they need to get back to doing what made them successful at the beginning of the season.
The NHL betting lines for this game are tight as the Wild are at -115 on the moneyline, and the Jets are at -105.
Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports and NHL lines for Wild vs Jets. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.
Wild Winning With Offense
Prior to losing at San Jose prior to the break, the Minnesota Wild had completed a four-game stretch in which they scored four goals in all of those wins. Minnesota wants to win games on the offensive end of the ice, and is scoring on the power play 23 percent of the time.
Kirill Kaprizov is having another monster season for the Wild, as he leads the team with 19 goals and 24 assists. If the Wild are going to win this game, then it’s going to be up to Kaprizov to set the tone.
Minnesota is also holding opponents to less than three goals per game, and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is happy with his defense in front of him. After a recent win, Fleury said, “It’s just a good team game. We defend well, block a lot of shots and get rebounds. We have the puck a lot, too.”
Jets Tough on Defensive End
The Winnipeg Jets are going to try to slow down the tempo in this game, and they are winning games with defense and goaltending. Winnipeg is holding opponents to just 2.6 goals per game, and has killed off 82 percent of their own penalties.
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is a big part of Winnipeg’s success as he has gone 16-8-1. Shutting down the Wild won’t be easy, and the Jets are also going to have to find some scoring in this one.
Josh Morrissey leads the team with 33 assists and 39 points, and he will have to set the tone for this team. The Jets are scoring 3.26 goals per game, but it might take a better offensive effort to win this one.
Wild vs Jets Game Injuries
Wild vs Jets Head-to-Head
This will be the second game of the season between the Wild and the Jets. Minnesota picked up a 6-1 home win in the first meeting. Since these teams are both in the Central Division, there are still two other meetings coming later this year.
Wild vs Jets Game Information
- Game: Wild (19-12-2) vs Jets (21-12-1)
- Location: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Wild vs Jets Live stream: NHL.TV
Wild vs Jets Betting Lines
Wild vs Jets Picks & Prediction
Both teams look pretty similar when looking at the overall numbers, and there won’t be much separation at all.
Winnipeg has had a better season than Minnesota up to this point, but the Wild blew out the Jets earlier this season. Look for a closer game on Tuesday, but the Wild are going to prove to be too much for the Jets.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and bet on the Minnesota Wild moneyline, but the Jets will be able to keep the deficit to just one goal.
The Minnesota Wild are listed at -115 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Wild, you have a chance to win $87. The Winnipeg Jets are -105, offering a chance to win $95.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Wild a 53.49% chance to win, with the Jets at 51.22%.