The Minnesota Wild played on the road versus the Winnipeg Jets in the 2018 Stanley Cup final odds playoffs Games 1 and 2. Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round was a very physical game with the Jets coming out on top with a 3-2 win. Defenseman Joe Morrow scored the winning goal in the third period to lead the Jets to their first playoff win in franchise final odds history. Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine scored the other two goals. Goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves in his first ever NHL playoff win. The odds favorite Jets (-120) got off 40 shots on goal during a 70 hit game. The Wild ended Game 1 with only 20 shots on goal. Matt Cullen and Zach Parise scored the two goals for the Wild. Goalie Devan Dubnyk had 37 saves in Game 1 of the betting odds series. The Vegas odds makers favorite for Game 3 is listed as the Minnesota Wild -1 ½ (+260) and the road dog as the Winnipeg Jets at +1 ½(-320). For the over/under bettor the game total is listed at 5 ½(+110)o and 5 ½(-130)u.
Minnesota (EVEN) headed into Game 2 relying on Staal, Zucker and Niederreiter to play at their best. The Wild went with the same lineup as Game 1 but lost to the Jets for the second time in a row. The first goal of the game came on skate pass Wild’s Jason Tucker by Myers which was the only goal after 2 periods of play. The third and final period saw goals from the Jet’s Stastny, Copp and Laine. The only goal for the Wild came with only 45 seconds left in play when Parise put it in the net on a power play. Winnipeg will look to make it 3-0 in Game 3 which will be played at Minnesota Sunday, April 15th at 7:00 pm ET. Can Minnesota take advantage of the home field or will they fall to Winnipeg once more for a 3 game loss in the best of 7 betting odds series?
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