St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/27/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+100) Jets (-120)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (24-8-6, 1st in the Central Division) head to Bell MTS Place on Friday where they'll take on the Winnipeg Jets (21-14-2, 3rd in the Central Division). The Blues open this matchup at +100 while the Jets are priced at -120. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Blues cover 63.2% of the time, having gone 24-14 SU. The Jets cover 54.3% of the time, going 19-16 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 24 victories and 8 defeats, putting them at 1st in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 118 goals which puts them at 5th in the West and 13th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +22, putting them at 5th in the NHL. The Blues have earned a total of 54 points, which puts them at 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the Western Conference. With regard to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,144 which puts them at 12th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis currently has a total of 727 hits which means they are averaging 19.1 per game. They have earned a total of 376 blocks for this season. The man protecting the net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 1,586 minutes in goal this season. Binnington is giving up 2.38 goals per game which has him placed 6th among West goaltenders and 11th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he's allowed 63 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .921 which has him placed 8th among West goaltenders.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings in their previous contest. The Blues had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. In this matchup, they netted 4 out of the 28 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals out of those tries. St. Louis had a total of 10 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Blues was 39 and the Corsi against was 51 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 43.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 while the Fenwick against was 37, which means they had a rate of 47.1%. They earned 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 34.6% and they had a PDO of 108.3 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Los Angeles Kings earned 30 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Jets will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 21 wins and 14 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they currently sit 6th in the West and 15th in the NHL with +5. They have a total of 111 goals for this season which is 8th in the conference. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .913 which currently has them sitting 7th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.5% ranking them 7th in the West. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.44 GAA and that has him 7th in the West and 14th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,646 mins he has been on the ice, he has allowed 67 goals. He holds a save % of .926, which has him ranked 5th in the West and 7th in the NHL among goalies.
The Winnipeg Jets played the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Jets went home in defeat by a final score of 6 - 2. In this outing, Winnipeg earned a 35.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 39 and the other team having a Corsi of 71. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 34.1% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Canadiens having earned a 58 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Winnipeg had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 92.2 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.8%. The Jets notched 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and converted 1 out of those attempts. In discussing the opposition, the Canadiens had 2 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Winnipeg gave way to 48 shots on goal and the Canadiens had a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-120)
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