The best playoff series tends to be the ones where we see all kinds of twist, turns, and momentum shifts over the course of 7 games. We don’t very often get to see those types of series, though, so it’s always good to savor them when they come around. There have already bee a couple of sweeps in the opening round, but we do have some match-ups that look as though they might be set to go the distance.
One of those is the opening round Western Conference series between the Winnipeg Jets and the St. Louis Blues. This is one that has had all the twists that you could ask for, and while the Jets are coming into Game 6 down 3-2, they are going to need to pick up a win on the road if they are to move this series back home for a Game 7. The Blues are favored by 1 ½ in a potential elimination for them, with the goal total set at 5 ½.
How to Bet Jets vs Blues 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Spread & Game 6 Pick
- When: Saturday, April 20 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis
- TV: NBCSN
- 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Spread: St. Louis Blues -1.5 (Total 5.5)
Why bet on the Winnipeg Jets?This is a series that has been weird in that the home team has yet to pick up a win. The Jets started this series in their own building, heading back to St. Louis in an 0-2 hole. They could have been in real trouble with just a single loss on the road, but they picked up both games in St. Louis. They probably believed that they had the series in their grasp heading home for Game 5, but they ended up losing that one 3-2.
If there is a positive to be taken from their must-win scenario, it’s that both of their wins in this series have come on the road. In the last 7 meetings between these two, including the playoffs, it has been the road team that has been the winner, so all is not lost for the Jets. During the regular season, Winnipeg went 22-18-1.
- Goals: 3.29
- Shots: 31.15
- PP/PK Percentage: 24.71
- Goals: 2.95
- Shots: 33.14
- PP/PK Percentage: 21.21
Why bet on the St. Louis Blues?Given that no-one really gave the Blues a shot at being in the playoffs at the start of the season, it is fair to suggest that they are playing with house money right now. With the #1 seed in the Western Conference, the Calgary Flames, on the brink of elimination, the conference has been thrown wide open, so any team could get hot and make a run.
The Blues really need to win this one and close it out, though, as it’s tough to imagine a 7-game series where the road team wins every single game. The Blues were certainly good enough at home in the regular season, going 24-15-2, so they are not a bad bet here at all. It’s not often a team feels a lot of pressure when playing on home ice, but you can bet that this group will be feeling it.
- Goals: 2.99
- Shots: 31.61
- PP/PK Percentage: 21.34
- Goals: 2.72
- Shots: 28.71
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.70
Jets vs Blues 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Trends
- St. Louis is 27-18 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record this season
- St. Louis is 15-6 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season
- Winnipeg is 19-8 ATS in road games in April games since 1996
- Winnipeg is 17-11 ATS in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons
- 8 of 17 games in this series have gone Over the Total over the last 3 seasons
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Jets vs BluesI had the Winnipeg Jets winning this series in 6 games, so it’s tough for me to bet against them here. This series has been full of momentum shifts, so let’s go with one more.
Score: Winnipeg Jets 4 – St. Louis Blues 3