Blues vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-125) Jets (+113)
Bell MTS Place is the site where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (25-22-4, 5th in the Central Division) will play the St. Louis Blues (31-12-8, 1st in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Blues open this matchup at -125 while the Jets are coming in at +113. The O/U opens at 6. The Blues cover 60.0% of the time, having gone 30-20 SU. The Jets cover 45.8% of the time, going 22-26 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 31 victories and 12 losses, ranking them 1st in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 163 goals which ranks 4th in the Western Conference and 10th in the league. Their goal differential is +25, ranking them 6th in the league. The Blues have earned a total of 70 pts, which ranks 3rd in the league and 1st in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 1,553 which ranks 10th in the conference and 21st in the league. As a unit, St. Louis has earned a total of 964 hits which means they have an average of 18.9 per game. They have earned a total of 484 blocks for this year. The man looking after the goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has totaled 2,108 minutes protecting the goal this season. Binnington is surrendering 2.62 goals per contest which puts him at 7th among West goalies and 20th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 92 goals. He holds a save percentage of .911 which puts him at 14th among West goalies.
The St. Louis Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5 - 4 victory over the Calgary Flames in their last game. The Blues had a impressive offensive performance in the win. In this matchup, they scored on 5 out of the 34 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. St. Louis earned a total of 8 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 50 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 48.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 and the Fenwick against sat at 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.8%. They took 25 face-off wins and were beaten on 28 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 55.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.5 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Calgary Flames tallied a total of 31 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 4 power play chances.
The Jets will be the team across the ice and for the current year they have 25 wins and 22 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 11th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL with -10. They currently have a total of 149 goals for the season which ranks 9th in the conference. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .905 which has them ranked 15th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 9.6% which puts them at 8th in the conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.74 goals per contest and that has him 10th among Western Conference goaltenders and 24th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,319 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has allowed 106 goals. He has a save percentage of .917, which has him ranked 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets squared up with the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game where the Jets ended up losing by a final of 4 - 3. In their game, Winnipeg had a 49.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 54 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 56. They had a Fenwick percentage of 46.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Blue Jackets having earned a 42 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Winnipeg had and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their PDO at even strength was 96.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 47.5%. The Jets notched 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those tries. Regarding the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 1 power play opportunity and were able to tally 1 goal. Winnipeg allowed 29 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets racked up a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+113)
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