The St. Louis Blues took game one of their best-of-seven first round series versus the Winnipeg Jets. Now, the Jets look to even up the series on Friday night. Will Winnipeg make it 1-1 after April 12? Or, will the Blues take a commanding 2-0 lead? Check out NHL Playoff betting odds, analysis, and a free pick!
Blues vs Jets NHL Playoffs Game 2 Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Friday, April 12 at 9:30 pm ET
- Where: Bel MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA
- TV: NHL
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Opening Moneyline Odds: Jets -120
Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win at -103?
Winnipeg held a 1-0 lead for much of the game. Then, in the third period, the St. Louis Blues stepped it up so that they ended up beating Winnipeg 2-1.
The Blues pretty much continued the hot streak they started right before the end of the first half of the regular season. Like Boston in the Eastern Conference, St. Louis had been dominant in the second half of the season. It’s no surprise that they were able to upset Winnipeg in the first game. Why couldn’t they upset the Jets in Game 2?
- Goals For: 3.0
- Shots For: 31.8
- Power Plays: 21.1%
- Face-Offs: 51.4%
- Goals Against: 2.7
- Shots Against: 28.6
- Penalty Kills: 81.5%
- Shutouts: 4
Why Winnipeg Jets are a good bet to win at -120?
Although the Blues did end up winning the game, the Winnipeg Jets controlled the entire match until the third period. That’s a great sign for a team that sort of limped into the playoffs.
Winnipeg had been the best team in the Central Division for much of the regular season. It was only in March when they began to regress. The battle against the Blues in Game 1 is a sure-fire sign that the Jets are rediscovering the form that almost led them to a Central Division title. Winnipeg figures to be even tougher on Friday night than they were on Wednesday night.
- Goals For: 3.3
- Shots For: 31.2
- Power Plays: 24.8%
- Face-Offs: 50.7%
- Goals Against: 3.0
- Shots Against: 33.4
- Penalty Kills: 79.1%
- Shutouts: 4
NHL Hockey Betting Trends for St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets
- Blues are 7-0 in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games
- Blues are 5-1 in their last 6 versus the Western Conference
- Blues are 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog
- Jets are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest
- Jets are 2-6 in their last 8 overall
- Blues are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings
St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Betting Analysis
St. Louis showed why it’s a contender to win the Stanley Cup this season, but it wasn’t until the third period that St. Louis got their offense going. Although the trends point to another Blues victory, the truth is that Winnipeg got somewhat unlucky to lose on Wednesday night.
The Jets indeed look to be turning their form around. The defense was spectacular for most the of the game. A few tweaks to get the offense more on track and things should come up rosy for the Jets. They should manage a 1-goal victory over St. Louis and even up this series. Winnipeg gets the nod in Game 2.
NHL Free Pick: Jets -120