The St. Louis Blues travel to Canada on Thursday night to battle the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5 of their first round series. Whichever team wins Game 5 should have momentum heading into the final matches. Can the Blues get back on track after losing Game 3 and Game 4? Or, will he home team prevail? Check out NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Game 5 between St. Louis and Winnipeg!
Blues vs Jets NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Thursday, April 18 at 8:30pm ET
- Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB, CA
- TV: NHL
- Radio: TuneIn/NHL
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Jets -125
Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win at +105?
St. Louis allowed the Winnipeg Jets to get back into the series. The Blues lost Game 3 3-6 before dropping Game 4 1-2. However, before losing back-to-back games in the series, St. Louis had built a 2 games to 0 lead.
The Blues beat Winnipeg on the road 2-1 in Game 1. Then in Game 2, they beat the Jets 4-3. It wouldn’t take much for St. Louis to turn the tables on their rivals on Thursday night. The Blues have a real shot of a taking a 3 games to 2 series lead.
- 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 -125?
After losing the first two matchups at home, Winnipeg turned the tables on the Sharks in Game 3 and Game 4. Winnipeg proved that they could beat St. Louis on the road.
Now all they must do is show that they can beat the Blues on their home ice. The Jets have all the momentum heading into Game 5. Because they play in front of their fans on Thursday night, they’ve got a great shot of getting the win and heading into Game 6 with the series lead.
- 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: 79.2%
- Shutouts: 4
NHL Hockey Betting Trends for St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets
- Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog
- Blues are 6-2 in their last 8 versus the Western Conference
- Blues are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings
- Jets are 3-7 in their last 10 overall
- Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite
- Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg
Blues vs Jets Game 5 NHL Betting Analysis
Home ice doesn’t seem to mean anything in this series. St. Louis could have shut the door on Winnipeg after jumping out to the 2 games lead, but they failed to protect their home ice. However, the Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg.
Most of the time, teams play better in home games. Not so with these two. Not only does it seem to be the case that both squads play more relaxed on the road, but it took overtime for Winnipeg to beat St. Louis 2-1 in Game 4. The Blues figure to come back with a victory in this Thursday night matchup. They’re the play.
NHL Free Pick: Blues +105