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#47 Detroit Red Wings 6 vs.
#48 Winnipeg Jets -265
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 8:05pm EST
Bell MTS Centre, Winnipeg
Written by Adam Rauzino

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The Winnipeg Jets will host the last place Detroit Red Wings in an inter-conference battle Tuesday night from the Bell MTS Place. The Red Wings are coming off a 5-3 home loss to the Penguins, and the Jets tallied a 3-2 home win over the Ducks on Sunday. The Jets defeated the Red Wings in both meetings last season.

Red Wings' Absymal Play Continues

The Detroit Red Wings’ disastrous season continues. They fell 5-3 on home ice to the Penguins on Saturday to send their losing streak to a remarkable 11 games. Detroit is in last place in the entire NHL and they have been exploited in both ends of the ice this season. Tyler Bertuzzi leads the way offensively with 25 points on the season. The 24-year old left-winger has registered a point in three consecutive games.

Dylan Larkin is starting to heat up, scoring two goals along with two assists in his last four games overall. The 23-year old center is not having a good season, recording only eight goals along with 12 assists. Detroit is dealing with several key injuries that have added to their struggles. Anthony Mantha, who was leading the team in points, remains out but is due back soon. Justin Abdelkader is questionable, while defenseman Danny DeKeyser remains out. Detroit is 3-10-1-1 on the road this season.

The Red Wings have been starting Jonathan Bernier in net due to an injury to Jimmy Howard. The veteran goalkeeper owns a poor 3.41 GAA and an .888 save percentage accompanied with a 5-9-2 record. Detroit stands last in the NHL with an average of 2.1 goals per game. They are also allowing an NHL worst 3.9 goals per game.

Jets Rebound with Win Against Ducks

The Winnipeg Jets enter this one on a winning note after defeating the Ducks by a 3-2 score on Sunday. The Jets are playing well, logging a 5-1-1 record in their last seven games overall and they will conclude a quick homestand in this one before heading to Detroit on Thursday. Mark Scheifele continues to produce, netting four goals along with one assist in his last three games. The 26-year old center has overtaken the team lead in points with 29 points in 30 games.

Kyle Connor is also in a groove, registering eight points in his last six games overall. The 22-year old left-winger is having an effective season, posting 26 points in 30 games on the season. Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien remain out of action. Winnipeg features an 8-5-1 record on home ice.

The Jets will go with backup goalie Laurent Brossoit between the pipes in this one. Brossoit hasn't played a whole lot this season, posting a 3.65 and an .885 save percentage accompanied with a 3-3 record. The Jets offense has been inconsistent at times and they are currently scoring an average of 2.8 goals, ranking them 19th overall. They re holding opponents to 2.7 goals, good for ninth in the NHL.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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I expect a convincing home win from the Jets and a play on the puck line is a strong option. The Red Wings are playing with zero confidence and have lost 11 straight games, many of those were decisive losses. Each of the Red Wings’ last seven losses occurred by at least two goals so I expect the Jets to do the same.

Furthermore, the Jets should have no problem silencing the Red Wings offense. The Jets defense and goaltending is their greatest strength so far this season and Detroit has scored two or fewer goals in six out of their last seven games.

Prediction: Winnipeg Jets -1.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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I expect a high scoring game. The Red Wings are surrendering a ton of goals due to the absence of Jimmy Howard. They have squandered at least five goals in four out of their last five games which brings me to the over. The Jets are at home and they should fill the net in this game, plus the over is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings between these two teams.

In addition, while I don’t expect many goals from Detroit, they will only need to score one or two as I expect a big output from the Jets, plus Winnipeg is starting their backup goalie. The over is 3-0-1 in the Red Wings’ last four road games, and it should convert again in this one.

Prediction: Over

Full-Game Prop Bet

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The over on the Jets team total which can be found on PointsBet is a strong prop. As mentioned, Detroit is giving up several goals per game. They have squandered at least four goals in each of their last four games and rank last in the NHL goals against. The Jets are finding their scoring touch, scoring 10 goals over their last three games and I expect them to fill the net in this game against poor goaltending.

Prediction: Jets Team Total Over

Half-Time Prop Prediction

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I going with the under on the first period total. Detroit’s worst period offensively is in the first frame. They have only netted 19 goals in their 31 games in the first period this season. The same applies to the Jets who have only tallied 19 goals in their 30 games in the opening period this season.

Prediction: First Period Total Under
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Written By Adam Rauzino

Adam has been a sports fanatic his entire life, closely following hockey, baseball, basketball and football. Adam enjoys analyzing various stats, as well as studying Sabermetrics and analytics to take his picks to a whole new level. Adam has a passion for writing about various sports as well as personal finance and has brought his talents to us here at Winners and Whiners. He graduated with a diploma in business marketing and business finance.