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NHL betting line favors Red Wings over Jets

Detroit Red Wings

Winnipeg Jets
9-4-2 November 04, 2013, 08:00 PM | MTS Centre 5-8-2

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Detroit duelling Winnipeg on Monday at MTS Centre.

The Jets sport a record of 5-8-2 heading into this matchup, while the Red Wings sit at 9-4-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-9-1 for the Jets and 6-7-2 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before puck drop in this match found them as -116-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Jets sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Wings sit at a No. 12 on the same chart.

Last time out for Winnipeg, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Blackhawks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -153 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 23-ranked offense (2.33 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.47 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 10.91% rate while the Red Wings have a 83.64% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Detroit at Dallas, Thursday, November 7th
Winnipeg at Chicago, Wednesday, November 6th