Wild vs. Jets Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 20

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 21: Marcus Johansson #90 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck to score a goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game Three of the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on April 21, 2023 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Stars 2-1 to take a 2-1 series lead.
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We have your Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Minnesota Wild hit the road to face the Winnipeg Jets.

The Minnesota Wild (26-23-6) are set to clash with the Winnipeg Jets (33-15-5) in a battle of Western Conference rivals. As the Wild look to build on their recent win, the Jets aim to rebound from their latest setback and solidify their playoff positioning.

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds Info

Moneyline: Minnesota Wild +133 (BetRivers) / Winnipeg Jets -155 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Minnesota Wild -175 (PointsBet) / Winnipeg Jets +155 (BetRivers)

Total: 5.5 – +108 (FanDuel) / -132 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Canada Life Centre – Winnipeg, MB


Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Minnesota Wild have 12 wins and 14 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Minnesota Wild have 9 wins and 18 losses.
  • This season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 30 overs and 25 unders.

Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Winnipeg Jets have 18 wins and 9 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Winnipeg Jets have 25 wins and 10 losses.
  • This season, the Winnipeg Jets have hit 22 overs and 31 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets have faced off six times, with each team securing three victories apiece. These matchups have taken place between November 23, 2022, and December 31, 2023. Interestingly, the visiting team has come out on top in four of these six encounters, suggesting a trend where home-ice advantage has not been as significant. When it comes to betting statistics, the Minnesota Wild has managed to cover the spread in four games, while the Winnipeg Jets have done so in two. The total score has equally hit the Over and Under three times each, indicating a balance between offensive outbursts and defensive showdowns. Key statistics from these games reveal a competitive edge in shots on goal, with the Wild averaging 30.2 shots and the Jets averaging 31.5 shots per game. The Wild have shown a slight edge in faceoff win percentage, averaging 50.8% over the six games compared to the Jets’ 49.2%. Penalties have been a common occurrence, with both teams averaging over 10 penalty minutes per game, which has provided opportunities for power play goals that have been capitalized on by both sides.

The most recent game between these two rivals took place on December 31, 2023, where the Minnesota Wild edged out the Winnipeg Jets with a close 3-2 victory. Despite the Jets being the favorites with a closing moneyline of -126, the Wild managed to secure the win as underdogs with a closing moneyline of 104. The game was tightly contested, with the Wild achieving a higher faceoff win percentage of 62.3% compared to the Jets’ 37.7%. The Jets outperformed the Wild in blocked shots with 28 to the Wild’s 16, but the Wild were more physical, delivering 31 hits to the Jets’ 15. The Wild’s goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, faced 29 shots and made 26 saves, ending the game with a save percentage of 0.897, while the Jets’ Laurent Brossoit faced 26 shots, making 24 saves for a save percentage of 0.923. The game did not cover the spread of 1.5, as the Wild won by only one goal, and the total score of 5 meant the game resulted in an Under against the closing over-under of 5.5.

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets Predictions

The upcoming faceoff at the Canada Life Centre promises to be a gripping encounter as the Minnesota Wild, coming off a high-scoring victory, take on the Winnipeg Jets, who are looking to bounce back from a loss. The Wild’s offense, led by the dynamic Kirill Kaprizov, has been a bright spot this season, with Kaprizov tallying 57 points thus far. The Jets, on the other hand, have seen strong performances from Mark Scheifele, who leads the team with 47 points. Both teams will be eager to secure a win as they jockey for position in the Western Conference standings.

Defensively, the Jets have been more consistent this season, ranking higher in the conference and showcasing a solid defensive unit that will challenge the Wild’s attackers. The Wild will need to leverage their recent offensive surge to break through the Jets’ defense. Special teams could play a crucial role in this matchup, with both teams looking to capitalize on power play opportunities and maintain discipline to avoid costly penalties.

This game also features a key goaltender battle, with the Wild’s recent switch to Marc-Andre Fleury potentially providing a spark against the Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck, who has been a cornerstone for the team. As the Wild aim to continue their momentum from their latest high-scoring affair, the Jets will rely on their home-ice advantage and a strong defensive performance to secure a victory in front of their fans. This matchup is poised to be a thrilling contest with significant implications for the playoff race.

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets Pick

The Winnipeg Jets are the favored team in this matchup, and for good reason. They have a strong home record this season, boasting 18 wins at the Canada Life Centre. Their overall win percentage of 0.622 and their position in the conference standings reflect a team that has been more consistent and defensively sound than their opponents. The Jets’ ability to bounce back from losses, as evidenced by their recent three-game winning streak prior to their latest game, demonstrates resilience and the capability to recover from setbacks. Additionally, the Jets’ top players like Mark Scheifele have been contributing significantly, which is expected to continue against the Wild.

While the Minnesota Wild have shown they can score, as seen in their recent high-scoring game, the Winnipeg Jets’ defense and goaltending from Connor Hellebuyck are likely to pose a significant challenge. The Jets have also been successful in limiting the number of overs hit this season, indicating a tendency towards lower-scoring games where their defense can shine. Despite the Wild’s recent win and the historic head-to-head data showing a balanced matchup, the Jets’ home advantage and defensive prowess give them the edge in this contest. The Wild’s road record is evenly split, and facing a strong Jets team on their own ice tilts the odds in favor of Winnipeg, making the Jets moneyline bet the more compelling choice for this game.

The Pick: Winnipeg Jets -155. (DraftKings)

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Minnesota Wild

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Joel Eriksson Ek Points 0.5 8/10 -166 +130 1.8 1.6
Ryan Hartman Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -190 +145 2.0 2.0
Matthew Boldy Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 1.4 1.2

Winnipeg Jets

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Cole Perfetti Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -160 +124 1.9 1.89