The Winnipeg Jets, spearheaded by Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor, are ready to take the ice against Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in a divisional showdown. The opening faceoff will be at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 19, and it will be shown live on Sportsnet.
Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks Odds
Winnipeg is 25-23 straight up (SU) and has netted 4.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. 25 of its matches have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. As an away team this season, the Jets are 14-10 SU.
Winnipeg has converted on 20.9 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 29th in the league, and it has successfully killed off only 74.4 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 28.1 saves per game with a .920 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (22-18-4) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg this season. If Winnipeg chooses to rest him, however, the team could turn to Laurent Brossoit (5-9 record, .885 save percentage, 3.67 goals against average).
Over on the other bench, Chicago is 23-26 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.8 units this year. 25 of its contests have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. This year, the team is 11-14 SU at home.
The Blackhawks have converted on just 15.4 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the bottom 5 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 10th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Robin Lehner (32.0 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for the Blackhawks. Lehner has 14 wins, 13 losses, and five overtime losses to his name and has recorded a .923 save percentage and 2.85 goals against average this year.
Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over
The Blackhawks are 2-4 in games decided by shootout. The Jets are 3-1 in shootouts.
The total has gone under in three of Chicago’s last five games.
Winnipeg has managed 24.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Chicago has been attempting 30.6 shots per game over its last five home outings.
Seven of Chicago’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 5-2 overall in those games.
This game features two of the more physical defenses in the league. Winnipeg skaters have given out the league’s 10th-most hits per game (22.7) while the Blackhawks have recorded the sixth-most (24.2).