Jets vs Blues Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+171) Blues (-190)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (26-23-5, 6th in the Central Division) head to Enterprise Center on Thursday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues (32-14-8, 1st in the Central Division). The moneyline on this contest has the Jets coming in at +171 and the Blues are at -190. The total has been set at 6. The Jets are covering 45.1% of the time, having gone 23-28 SU. The Blues are covering 58.5% of the time, going 31-22 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets come into the game holding a record of 26 wins and 23 defeats, ranking them 6th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 156 goals which is good for 9th in the West and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is -9, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Jets have compiled a total of 57 points, which is good for 21st in the league and 10th in the Western Conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,665 which is good for 8th in the West and 18th in the league. As a unit, Winnipeg has a total of 1,182 hits which means they are averaging 21.9 per contest. They have compiled a total of 573 blocks for this 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 2,440 mins protecting the goal for the year. Hellebuyck is conceding an average of 2.71 goals against average which ranks him 9th in the Western Conference and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 110 goals. His save % is .919 which ranks him 8th in the Western Conference.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2 - 1 defeat to the Nashville Predators in their last game. The Jets didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In this game, they netted 1 out of the 34 shots they tried. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. Winnipeg had a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Jets was 52 and the Corsi against was 49 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 51.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 and the Fenwick against was 40, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.4%. They took 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 24 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 59.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.9 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Nashville Predators earned a total of 36 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
The Blues will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they have 32 wins and 14 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 2nd in the West and 6th in the NHL with +23. They currently have a total of 173 goals for this season which has them sitting at 3rd in the West. St. Louis has a save % as a team of .908 which has them sitting 11th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 10.5% putting them at 3rd in the West. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an average season by surrendering 2.64 goals per contest and that ranks him 7th in the West and 19th in the NHL. In the 2,226 mins he's been on the ice, he's surrendered 98 goals. He holds a save % of .910, which places him at 18th in the West and 33rd in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues opposed the Carolina Hurricanes in an outing where the Blues earned a victory by a final score of 6 - 3. For this game, St. Louis had a 44.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 30 and the other team having a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick rate was 48.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 27 and the Hurricanes having a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that St. Louis played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO of 110.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 30.8%. The Blues netted 6 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and scored 2 out of those opportunities. As for the opposition, the Hurricanes had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. St. Louis gave up 28 shots on goal and the Hurricanes earned 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+171)
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