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NHL Game Preview - Jets underdogs vs Wild at Minnesota

Winnipeg Jets

Minnesota Wild
2-1-0 October 10, 2013, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 0-1-2

The Minnesota Wild will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Winnipeg Jets invade Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

This season the Wild are 0-1-2 overall while the Jets are 2-1-0. As for the totals, Minnesota is 1-0-2 on the OU, and Winnipeg is 2-1.

View Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Winnipeg before puck drop in this match found them as 114-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Wild at No. 16 and the Jets at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Winnipeg, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Predators on October 8. Bettors who backed the Predators at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.33 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 21 at 3.33 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 38.46% while the Jets defense kills off 71.43% of their penalties.

A few Jets at Wild trends to consider:
Winnipeg is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Winnipeg is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games on the road
Winnipeg is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
Minnesota is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Winnipeg

Next up:
Winnipeg at Dallas, Friday, October 11th
Minnesota at Dallas, Saturday, October 12th