Red Wings vs. Jets Prediction and Odds (Winnipeg Doesn't Deserve to be Massive Betting Favorite)

The Red Wings and Jets will face each other for the second time this NHL season on Wednesday night.
The Red Wings and Jets will face each other for the second time this NHL season on Wednesday night. / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets will face each other on Wednesday night in a battle between two teams who are on the outside looking in when it comes to the NHL playoffs.

Unlike the Red Wings, the Jets still have a shot to make the postseason, but haven't done themselves any favors by losing their last two games. Tonight's matchup with Detroit is a must-win if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for tonight's interconference matchup.

Red Wings vs. Jets Odds and Total


  • Red Wings +240
  • Jets -280

Puck line:

  • Red Wings +1.5 (-105)
  • Jets -1.5 (-115)


  • 6 (Over -120/Under +100)

Red Wings vs. Jets Betting Trends

  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Red Wings' last five games.
  • Red Wings are 1-6 in their last seven games.
  • Red Wings are 1-8 in their last nine road games.
  • Jets are 5-1 in their last six games vs. Red Wings.
  • Jets are 6-13 in their last 19 games vs. Eastern Conference opponents.

Red Wings vs. Jets Prediction and Pick

The Jets have no business being -280 favorites against any team in the NHL. They're barely above .500, and their record against the Eastern Conference shows that the success they have had this season has been against much weaker Western Conference opponents.

The two teams rank 24th and 25th in CORSI percentage over their last 25 games, and the Red Wings rank above them in expected goals against per 60 minutes and high danger scoring chances allowed. Being on home ice certainly gives Winnipeg an advantage, but this matchup is wildly mis-priced.

If you've ever wanted to bet on a massive underdog in an NHL game, tonight's the best chance you're going to get to cash one.

Pick: Red Wings +240

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