Blackhawks vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+119) Jets (-131)
Bell MTS Place is the site where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (27-23-5, 4th in the Central Division) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (25-21-8, 7th in the Central Division) on Sunday. The Blackhawks open this game at +119 while the Jets are coming in at -131. The total has been set at 6.5. The Blackhawks cover 43.1% of the time, having gone 22-29 SU. Winnipeg is covering 46.2% of the time, going 24-28 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this matchup holding a record of 25 wins and 21 losses, which is good for 7th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 158 goals which is good for 9th in the conference and 19th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -6, which is good for 21st in the NHL. The Blackhawks have a total of 58 pts, which is good for 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 1,676 which is good for 10th in the conference and 20th in the NHL. As a group, Chicago has racked up a total of 1,162 hits which has them averaging 21.5 per game. They have a total of 699 blocks for this year. The man in net for Chicago is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,698 minutes defending the net for the campaign. Lehner is giving up 2.83 GAA which has him ranking 14th among Western Conference goaltenders and 29th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 80 goals. He has a save % of .923 which has him ranking 6th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the losing side of the ice with a 2 - 1 loss to the Boston Bruins in their last contest. The Blackhawks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 22 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Chicago earned a total of 18 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 40 and the Corsi against was 60 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 40.0%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against sat at 42, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 41.7%. They earned 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 43.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 93.9 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Boston Bruins tallied 40 shots. They finished with a total of 10 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play chances.
The Jets will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 27 victories and 23 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the West and 22nd in the NHL with -7. They have compiled a total of 160 goals for the year which has them sitting at 8th in the conference. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .908 which has them ranked 11th in the NHL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 9.5% ranking them 7th in the West. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average year by surrendering 2.69 goals against average and that has him 8th among Western Conference goalies and 20th in the NHL. In the 2,500 minutes he's played this year, he has allowed 112 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .920, which places him at 7th among Western Conference goalies and 15th in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets squared up with the St. Louis Blues in an outing where the Jets got the victory by a final score of 4 - 2. While out there on the ice, Winnipeg had a 48.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 46 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.1% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Blues earning a 41 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 114.6 and their oZS percentage was 51.7%. The Jets notched 4 goals of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Blues had 3 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Winnipeg allowed 37 shots on goal and the Blues ended up with 2 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+119)
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