The Jets come into tonight’s contest with an 11-5-1 record and are second in the Central Division, two points behind the Dallas Stars.
They recovered from an embarrassing 3-0 shutout at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Monday night and are looking for their seventh win in the last ten games.
The Wild had lost three straight games before picking up a home victory against Carolina in their last game on Saturday.
Minnesota is 8-8-2 on the year and is five points behind Winnipeg in the division standings. They’ll try to keep their momentum at home, as they still haven’t won three straight games this season.
Winnipeg has won six of its last eight games and has a chance to take the lead in a top-heavy Central division with a win tonight.
The Jets have played great on defense this season and are third in the league, giving up 2.41 goals per game. They are also one of the strongest teams in goal and are third in the league with a .927 save percentage and tied for first with two shutouts.
Josh Morrissey is the top scorer for Winnipeg with 18 points and leads the team in assists with 12. Mark Scheifele has the team lead in goals with ten, and Brenden Dillon is first on the team in penalty minutes with 36.
Connor Hellebuyck is the top goaltender and is first in the league with a.935 save percentage and second with a 2.07 GAA.
The Wild snapped a three-game losing streak in their last matchup but have lost five of their last eight games. They have played well on defense and are giving up 2.94 goals per game this season.
They gave up one goal in the last game against Carolina and just 14 goals in the previous seven contests. They hope to continue that trend at home tonight against their division rivals.
Kirill Kaprizov is the leading scorer for Minnesota with 20 points and is the leading goal scorer with ten on the season. Mats Zuccarello is the top player in assists for the Wild with 11.
Marc-Andre Fleury leads the team in goaltending and is 6-4-1, is giving up 2.80 goals per game, and has a .906 save percentage.
Winnipeg is 4-8 in its last 12 games against Minnesota, and the total has hit under in four of their previous five road games.
The total has hit over in six of the Wild’s last eight games against the Jets, and they are 1-5 in their previous six games against Central Division opponents.
The Jets have won three of their last five road games and have also been efficient on offense recently, scoring three or more times in all of their previous four games.
However, the Wild have struggled defensively in their last several games and will have a difficult time slowing down the Winnipeg offense. The Jets have also given up just nine goals in their last four games.
Godds Pick/Prediction: The Jets will win, and the total stays under.