NHL Picks Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild 04/20/2018

It’s Game Five of the Western Conference Round 1 playoff series between the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild at Bell MTS Place on Friday evening, with the Jets 3-1 up and requiring just one more win to seal their place in Round 2.

The Jets secured a commanding position in the tie when two goals from forward Mark Scheifele gave them at 2-0 win at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday evening.  

It now means that the Jets have won seven of eight matches against Wild this season and given that they had the best home record in the NHL over the regular season (losing just nine of 41 games) and are a prolific attacking unit led by Patrik Laine, the expectation is that they will claim a series-winning victory on Friday.

Pick: Winnipeg Jets