The St. Louis Blues travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets on Friday, Dec. 27. St. Louis has shown it has every intention to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. Will hot St. Louis burn the home team Winnipeg Jets? Or, will Winnipeg prove they can hang with the defending champs? See below for NHL odds, a preview and a free pick for Blues vs Jets!
Blues vs Jets 2019 NHL Odds, Game Info and Betting Prediction
- When: Friday, Dec. 27 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB, CA
- TV: ESPN+
- Moneyline Odds: Blues -108, Jets -114
Why the St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win -108?
In the past couple of weeks, St. Louis has played like the best team in the National Hockey League. The Blues are 24-8-3-3 overall. They’ve won 6 in a row. Although the Jets are tough to beat at home, they face a determined champion on Friday. St. Louis plays every game like it’s a playoff matchup. That’s what makes them the top team in the Western Conference.
- Goals For: 3
- Shots For: 30.2
- Power Plays: 21.8%
- Face-Offs: 51.2%
- Goals Against: 2.6
- Shots Against: 31.1
- Penalty Kills: 85.6%
- Shutouts: 2
Why the Winnipeg Jets are a good bet to win -114?
2019-2020 was the NHL Season the Winnipeg Jets took a backward step. The Jets didn’t get the memo. So far, Winnipeg is one of the top 3 teams in the deep Central Division. The Jets are 21-14-1-1. They average 3 goals per while allowing 2.8 per. They also have a couple of shutouts. In front of their home fans on Friday, the Jets should perform well.
- Goals For: 3
- Shots For: 31.6
- Power Plays: 18.2%
- Face-Offs: 51%
- Goals Against: 2.8
- Shots Against: 32.5
- Penalty Kills: 73.9%
- Shutouts: 2
NHL Betting Trends for St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets
- Blues are 5-0 in their last 5
- Louis is 11-4 in their last 15 games on a Friday
- Blues are 9-4 in their last 13 road games
- Over is 6-1 in Blues last 7 overall
- Winnipeg is 7-3 in their last 10 versus a team with a winning percentage above .600
- Jets are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest
- Winnipeg is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings at home
- Under is 10-3-2 in Winnipeg’s last 15 games playing on 3 or more days rest
Blues vs Jets NHL Betting Analysis
Winnipeg is a decent team. But they have disadvantages in this matchup. First, they rank 30th in penalty kills. The Jets kill penalties at 73.9%. That’s bad news against the St. Louis Blues because the Blues have a 22.3% power-play percentage. That ranks 9th in NHL.
The second problem for Winnipeg is their home record. The Jets perform much better on the road than they do at home. Winnipeg is 11-6-1 away. They’re 10-8-0-1 at home. Those two things, not to mention they face the best team in NHL on Dec. 27, makes the Jets a bad play. Go with the St. Louis Blues.
NHL Free Pick: Blues -108