NHL is back in action on Friday evening as the Minnesota Wild will head to the MTS center in Winnipeg, Manitoba to clash with the Winnipeg Jets in second two of their best-of-seven series. The Jets won the first game by a score of 3-2.
Minnesota Wild Form
The Minnesota Wild were struggling as they had a record of 3-5 over their last eight games of the regular season. They played a strong game against the Jets, but they lost it 3-2. It was a tough loss for the Wild to take, but they played good against a team that is an in a great form. The Wild away form is 18-24 and they have an average of 2.79 goals per game and have allowed 3.41 goals per game in those games.
Minnesota had a good offensive form this year as they are placed on the 11th in the league in scoring at 3.05 goals per game, converting on 20.4% of their chances. At the defensive part of the game, they were above average this season as they are placed on the 11th spot in goals allowed, letting in an average of 2.79 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 18.8% of their chances.
Winnipeg Jets Form
The Jets were in a great form during the final phase of the regular season. That gives them a solid momentum for the first victory in the postseason, which was their first playoff win in the NHL history. This has been a very good offensive team all season, but they have also defended well as they allowed just 2.50 goals per game over their last 18 games. The Jets home form stands at 33-9 for the season and they have averaged 3.79 goals per game and have allowed 2.45 goals per game in those games.
On the offensive side of the game, Winnipeg has been very solid as they are placed on the 2nd spot in the league in scoring at 3.33 goals per game, converting on 23.4% of their chances. They also have solid defensive stats as they are ranked 5th in goals allowed, letting in 2.63 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 18.2% of their chances.
Based on the forms of both teams, I think that the Jets will win the second game. They are a great team going forward and combined with their defensive form, they will have a good chance against the Predators in the next round. The Wild have allowed 3.41 goals per game in their away games this year. However, I expect another good performance by the Wild. Nevertheless, I go for a Jets win.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets today on 4/13/2018 is: Take the Winnipeg Jets -200 (money line bet)
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