Jets vs Blackhawks Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/19/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-120) Blackhawks (+100)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (25-19-4, 4th in the Central Division) are headed to United Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Blackhawks (22-20-6, 5th in the Central Division). The Jets open this matchup at -120 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +100. The over/under is set at 6. The Jets are covering 48.9% of the time, having gone 22-23 SU. Chicago covers 43.5% of the time, going 20-26 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 25 wins and 19 losses, which puts them at 4th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 143 goals which is 7th in the West and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -3, which puts them at 19th in the NHL. The Jets have compiled a total of 54 points, which is 19th in the NHL and 9th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,475 which is 9th in the West and 19th in the NHL. As a group, Winnipeg has racked up a total of 1,035 hits which means they have an average of 21.6 per game. They have compiled a total of 517 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 2,203 minutes defending the goal this season. Hellebuyck is surrendering 2.67 goals per game which ranks him 9th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's surrendered 98 goals. He has a save percentage of .920 which ranks him 8th in the Western Conference.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to clean up some issues after taking a 7 - 1 defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last contest. The Jets didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For this matchup, they finished 1 of the 31 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Winnipeg racked up 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Jets was 55 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 53.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 while the Fenwick against was 34, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.7%. They won 21 face-off wins and lost 27 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 71.9 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning tallied a total of 26 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
The Blackhawks will be the team across the ice and for the current year they have 22 wins and 20 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the conference and 23rd in the league with -10. They currently have a total of 139 goals for the year which ranks them 9th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a save percentage as a team of .912 which currently has them ranked 7th in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 9.4% which is good for 8th in the West. In goal for Chicago is Robin Lehner who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.85 goals per contest and that ranks him 17th in the West and 34th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,518 mins he has been on the ice this year, he's allowed 72 goals. He has a save percentage of .923, which has him ranked 6th in the West and 10th among goalies in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks faced the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Blackhawks took home the win by a score of 4 - 1. For this game, Chicago earned a 39.2% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 38 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 59. Their Fenwick rate was 42.3% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Canadiens finishing with a 41 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Chicago had and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO at even strength was 108.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Blackhawks netted 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Canadiens had 3 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Chicago gave up 33 shots on goal and the Canadiens earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+100)
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