Winnipeg Jets at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 10/4/2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Winnipeg Jets travel to Enterprise Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Jets at -111 and the Blues at -133.
Winnipeg had a record of 52-20-10 last season and on the road they had a record of 20-13-8-2. They finished 2nd in the Central Division. They scored 277 goals and gave up 218 goals for a point differential of +59. For the season they had an ATS record of 61-38-0 and an over/under record of 47-49-0. St. Louis finished with a record of 44-32-6 including 11-12-3-0 at home last season. They were 5th in the Central Division. They scored 226 goals and surrendered 222 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread was 44-38-0 while their over/under record was 34-47-0.
Valuable Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets were 61-38-0 straight up last year
The Winnipeg Jets were 47-49-0 against the over/under last season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 44-38-0 straight up last year
The St. Louis Blues were 34-47-0 against the over/under last season
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
10/01/18 LW Nic Petan Personal is questionable Thursday vs St. Louis
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/01/18 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body is questionable Thursday vs Winnipeg
10/01/18 C Robby Fabbri Groin is questionable Thursday vs Winnipeg
10/01/18 D Robert Bortuzzo Suspension is OUT Thursday vs Winnipeg
10/01/18 D Vince Dunn Upper Body is questionable Thursday vs Winnipeg
Patrik Laine accumulated 70 total points last season for the Jets. He had 44 goals last year with 241 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He had a total of 26 assists on the season and averaged 16.5 minutes played per game. Blake Wheeler averaged 20.3 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 23 goals on 246 shots. He had 68 assists giving him a total of 91 points on the season. Connor Hellebuyck had 44 wins and 11 losses last season in net for the Jets. He had 2,048 shots against him and he gave up 156 goals. He made 1,892 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brayden Schenn scored 70 total points last year for the Blues. He had 28 goals last season with 210 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 42 assists on the season and averaged 19.7 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 33 goals on 306 shots. He had 33 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Jake Allen had 27 wins and 25 losses last year in goal for the Blues. He had 1,614 shots against him and he surrendered 152 goals. He made 1,462 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jets had 114 total points last season, which ranked them 2nd in the NHL. They were 3rd in the league in goals scored with 277 while they gave up 218 goals, ranking them 27th overall. They had 274 power play opportunities and scored 64 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That was 5th in the NHL. The Jets allowed 274 power play opportunities and gave up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 9th in the league when short-handed. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team shot 10.48% for the season. They allowed 32 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%. That put them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues were 18th in the NHL with a total of 94 points last year. They had 38 power play goals on 246 opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That ranked them 30th in the league as a power play unit. They allowed 231 power play opportunities and gave up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That was 18th in the NHL. As a team, the Blues were 24th in the league with 226 goals scored while they gave up 222 goals, which was 26th overall. They averaged 33 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.44%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%. That was 15th in the NHL.
Winnipeg was 18th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 49.9%, as they tried 4,837 shots on net at full strength while giving up 4,861 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.2% as they had 3,647 attempts while they gave up 3,621 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 16th in the NHL. The Jets started possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time, which was 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.5% for the season. That was 16th overall in the NHL. They had 2,649 face-off wins compared to 2,406 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 52.4%. That ranked them 5th in the league. On defense Winnipeg had 1,831 hits and they blocked 1,240 shots from the opposition, putting them 10th overall.
St. Louis was 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 51.5%, as they attempted 4,859 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,572 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.7% as they had 3,664 attempts while they gave up 3,294 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 3rd in the league. The Blues started possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time, which was 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.1% for the season. That was 18th overall in the NHL. They had 2,487 face-off wins compared to 2,427 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.6%. That ranked them 12th in the league. On defense St. Louis had 1,893 hits and they blocked 1,278 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Blues NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis -133 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis -133
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.