Winnipeg Jets vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/29/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+161) Blues (-179)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (25-8-6, 1st in the Central Division) play the Winnipeg Jets (21-14-3, 3rd in the Central Division) at Enterprise Center on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The Blues open this contest at -179 while the Jets are coming in at +161. The total has been set at 5.5. The Jets cover 52.8% of the time, having gone 19-17 SU. The Blues cover 64.1% of the time, going 25-14 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets step onto the ice with a record of 21 victories and 14 losses, which puts them at 3rd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 115 goals which has them at 8th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 15th in the NHL. The Jets currently have a total of 45 points, which has them at 12th in the NHL and 5th in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,194 which has them at 9th in the conference and 18th in the NHL. As a team, Winnipeg has obtained a total of 799 hits which means they are averaging 21 per contest. They currently have a total of 402 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has totaled 1,709 mins minding the goal this year. Hellebuyck is giving up 2.53 goals per contest which has him placed 7th in the West and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he has allowed 72 goals. He has a save percentage of .924 which has him placed 7th in the West.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 4 defeat to the St. Louis Blues the last time they stepped on the ice. The Jets had a impressive offensive output in this loss. While out there on the ice, they netted 4 out of the 29 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those chances. Winnipeg racked up 6 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 39 and the Corsi against was 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 38, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.1%. They took 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 24 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 59.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.0 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the St. Louis Blues tallied 35 shots. They had 8 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The Blues will be the team across the ice and for the year they sit with 25 victories and 8 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are ranked 2nd in the Western Conference and 5th in the league with +23. They currently have a total of 123 goals for the season which has them ranked at 4th in the conference. St. Louis has a save % as a team of .918 which has them ranked 4th in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 10.4% ranking them 3rd in the conference. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.44 goals per contest and that places him 6th among West goalies and 12th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,649 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's surrendered 67 goals. He has a save % of .919, which ranks him 9th among West goalies and 14th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues went up against the Winnipeg Jets in an outing where the Blues took home the victory by a final of 5 - 4. In this outing, St. Louis earned a 53.6% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 45 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 39. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Jets having earned a 30 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that St. Louis had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 98.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 40.7%. The Blues netted 5 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and were able to convert 1 out of those opportunities. Regarding their opponent, the Jets had 3 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. St. Louis conceded 29 shots on goal and the Jets had 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+161)
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