Money Line Pick
These teams have one thing in common and that is they both currently sit outside the playoffs. The only problem is Winnipeg is just 1 point behind Arizona, while the Kings are the worst team in the Western Conference. The Kings have won two in a row, but have lost seven of their last ten. Winnipeg have won four of their last six, so clearly they are playing the better hockey. Note that Los Angeles is 4-10 in their last 14 meetings played in Winnipeg. The home team is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams. With the Kings being one of the worst road teams in the NHL, I have to fade them here and take the Jets on the money line.
Over Under Pick
Unlike the side, I like this total more. Winnipeg is averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, while Los Angeles is even worse, scoring 2.5 goals. Defensively, they are pretty even, allowing about 3 goals per game. The Jets allow less than 3 goals per game at home, which is why I like this game to stay under the total. Also, note that the under has cashed in six straight meetings between these two teams. With a lackluster offense like the Kings, I look for Winnipeg to do majority of the scoring and we will see another easy cash towards the under.