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Red Wings' Success is Unsustainable

Just a night after losing a heartbreaker to the Capitals in overtime, the Jets must deal with immediate turnover as they head to the Joe Louis Arena to take on the 6-4-1 Detroit Red Wings in Hockeytown tonight. The Wings had the day off yesterday so expect them to press the issue in the first frame to take advantage of Winnipeg’s weary legs.

  • The Jets are 4-1 in their last five games as a moneyline underdog of 153 or more.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Jets' last 15 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.
  • The Red Wings are 8-3 in their last 11 games at home.

Although they’ve gotten off to a decent start, the Red Wings are one of several teams in the NHL that are overachieving. Detroit is incredibly weak defensively and lacks the dynamic aspect on offense it has had in years past. The Wings are getting outshot dramatically through 11 games and are very lucky to be in the situation they are currently. Much of their success has hinged on the success of Jimmy Howard, a 32-year-old goalie who has not posted a save percentage over .910 since the 2012-13 season – this is not sustainable.

Winnipeg, on the other hand, is a team on the rise and just starting to come into its own. Young goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is a star in the making and is probable to start in the Jets’ net tonight.

The Jets have struggled as underdogs this year as they are just 1-5 when favored to lose but that one win came when they were +153 dogs in Colorado.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Winnipeg Jets opened as 123 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Wings to win this game 3.1-2.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Winnipeg Jets vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings sport a record of 6-4-1 heading into this matchup, while the Winnipeg Jets sit at 4-6-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-4-1 for the Red Wings and 4-6-1 for the Jets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Winnipeg injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Red Wings, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Winnipeg Jets, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 16.28% while the Jets defense kills off 82.93% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Winnipeg was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as +205 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Detroit was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Flyers. They lost as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Winnipeg is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Winnipeg is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 7 games
  • Winnipeg is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Winnipeg at New York, Sunday, November 6th
Detroit home to Edmonton, Sunday, November 6th