Winnipeg at St. Louis NHL Spread & Game Preview

Winnipeg at St. Louis NHL Betting Odds & Game Preview

Written by on February 23, 2018

For the past few years, the Central Division has been one of the most competitive and exciting when it comes to the NHL Betting action, and this season is proving to be no different. While the Nashville Predators are sitting at the top right now, they have a lead that could not be described by anyone as being safe. They are just 4 points up on the chasing pack. There are realistically 6 of the 7 teams in the division who all still have a legitimate shot at being in the playoffs this season.One team that looks like a lock to be there are the Winnipeg Jets, as they are the team that is giving the Predators the best run for their money. At the opposite end of the division are the St. Louis Blues, a team that is on a bit of a slide at the moment and barely hanging on to the final Wild Card spot. The Blues are 1.5 point favorites and need to break out of the slump that they are in if they want to stay above the playoff line after this weekend and getting out of it is going to be tough against a very good Jets team.

NHL Betting Odds & Game Preview: Jets vs. Blues

  • When: Friday, February 23 at 8 PM EST
  • Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis
  • TV: FSMW
  • Radio: 1290 AM (Winnipeg) / 1120 AM (St. Louis)
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • NHL Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -1.5 (Over/Under at 5.5 goals)

Team Records

  • All: Winnipeg Jets 35-16-9 / St. Louis Blues 34-23-4
  • Home: Winnipeg Jets 23-6-2 / St. Louis Blues 19-13
  • Away: Winnipeg Jets 12-10-7 / St. Louis Blues 15-10-4
  • ATS: Winnipeg Jets 32-28 / St. Louis Blues 33-28
  • Over/Under: Winnipeg Jets 31-27-2 / St. Louis Blues 24-37

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Winnipeg Jets 7-3-0 / St. Louis Blues 3-5-2
  • Score: Winnipeg Jets 3.20 / St. Louis Blues 2.20
  • Shots: Winnipeg Jets 33.20 / St. Louis Blues 27.00
  • Power Play Goals: Winnipeg Jets 7 / St. Louis Blues 6
  • Number of Power Plays: Winnipeg Jets 32 / St. Louis Blues 30
  • Power Play Percentage: Winnipeg Jets 21.88 / St. Louis Blues 20.00
  • Penalty Kill Percentage: Winnipeg Jets 80.00 / St. Louis Blues 78.13

Why bet on the Winnipeg Jets?

The Jets took a 4-3 loss in their last outing against the LA Kings, but are still in good recent form despite that result, going 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. Winnipeg is an offensively gifted bunch that ranks 3rd in with NHL with 3.3 goals per game. Helping them reach that lofty goal is a brilliant power play unit that is hitting in over 24% of their man advantage attempts.If the Blues are to stop Winnipeg on Friday night, they are going to need to limit the amount of time that this team spends on the power play. The Jets have done the majority of their best work this season on home ice, but cannot be ruled out on the road, where they are currently 2 games above .500. In divisional games, the Jets are 9-6-2 this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.32
  • Shots: 32.00
  • PP/PK Percentage: 24.40
Defense
  • Goals: 2.68
  • Shots: 31.23
  • PP/PK Percentage: 17.87

Why bet on the St. Louis Blues?

The St. Louis Blues are playing themselves into trouble, as they are now on a 4-game losing skid that has them slipping down to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. You never want to get on a bad run in this league, and you certainly don’t want it to happen when the playoff race is really starting to heat up. There are a few teams breathing down the necks of the Blues, and if they cannot get back to winning ways quickly, they may be one of the teams that need to start chasing the Wild Card leaders.The St. Louis Blues dominate the NHL Spread once again.The Blues are a team built on defense, giving up just 2.6 GPG, which is good enough for 4th in the league. When the defense struggles, though, they get into trouble, as they are just not that good in the attacking zone. Where the Blues have been good is at home, where they are 6 games above .500. They have the same 9-6-2 divisional record as the Jets.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 2.84
  • Shots: 33.21
  • PP/PK Percentage: 17.10
Defense
  • Goals: 2.56
  • Shots: 29.90
  • PP/PK Percentage: 18.03

Latest NHL Betting Trends

  • Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Jets are 15-8 SU in their last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Winnipeg’s last 7 games
  • Blues are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Blues are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 12 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Blues look to be in some trouble right now and I think things are about to get even worse for them, as I like the Jets to get the win on the road.Score: Winnipeg Jets 3 – St. Louis Blues 2
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