Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Jets Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Chicago Blackhawks taking on the Winnipeg Jets Thursday October 29th at the Saddledome in Calgary. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Chicago Blackhawks (6-3-0) vs. Winnipeg Jets (5-3-1)
Date: Thursday, October 29th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: MTS Centre
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Winnipeg -110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Not posted at press time.
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Two Western Conference foes square off in Manitoba Thursday night as the Blackhawks and the Jets look to add another 2 points in the standings.
The Blackhawks come into this game as one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Led by Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks are looking to extend a four-game winning streak where they’ve outscored their opponents 9-3 in that span.
Corey Crawford has been magnificent between the pipes so far, boasting a 5-2 record with a GAA of 1.57 and a save percentage of .943 to go along with 2 shutouts.
The Blackhawks haven’t felt any Stanley Cup hangover since their season began, though they’ve been fortunate enough to have played 6 of their first 9 games at home.
Chicago is a much different team on the road where they’ve been outscored 10-4 in 3 games away from the United Center.
Eight of the Blackhawks first 9 opponents have been from the Eastern Conference, so it will be interesting to see how they do in a hostile Winnipeg environment.
Led by Blake Wheeler and his 11 points, the Jets are looking to rebound from an ugly 4-1 loss against the L.A. Kings on Tuesday. Ondrej Pavelec, who was saddled with the loss against the Kings, is expected be in net for the Jets against Chicago.
Pavelec has not been the strongest of goaltenders so far. His GAA of 2.69 is 28th in the NHL and he ranks 20th in the league in save percentage. The Jets are allowing 32.3 shots per game which is good enough for 27th in the league, so Pavelec is going to have to be on his game against the dynamic duo of Toews and Kane.
The good news for Pavelec is that he should get some help offensively. Winnipeg’s 3.22 GPG is 7th in the league as is its shooting percentage of 10.8 percent. Crawford has been shaky on the road this year, so the Jets could put a few pucks in the net.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- The OVER is 0-7-2 in the Blackhawks’ 9 games this year.
- The OVER is 5-3-1 in the Jets’ 9 games this year.
- Blackhawks are 0-1-0 as an underdog this year.
- Jets are 3-2-0 as a favorite this year.
- The total reached at least 5 in 7 of the last 10 games the Blackhawks played the Jets.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
This game could be a toss-up, but I think Winnipeg pulls it out.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER 5
Chicago has been an under machine so far this season, but most of its games have been played at home. The Blackhawks have been susceptible on the road, and the Jets rank 7th in the NHL in scoring.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Winnipeg 4 – Chicago 3
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