Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Jets NHL Odds
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(9-11-4) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Winnipeg Jets (13-8-1)
Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Bell MTS Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Jets – 208
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Winnipeg Jets host Chicago on Thursday. This game would’ve normally been a pushover win for the Blackhawks but things have changed mightily over the last 2-3 years. Now the Jets have one of the best home ice advantages in the NHL and an early WIN -219 line isn’t even fazing bettors as roughly 80% of the public was on Winnipeg. The ‘Hawks haven’t necessarily played like it – but they still do have a lot of talent.
It was supposed to be a resurgent year for Chicago as they got G Corey Crawford back from injury but they’ve definitely regressed lately with a 3-5-2 record over their last 10. As stated, the Blackhawks still have a bevy of talented scorers that includes Patrick Kane and Alex Debrincat but so far that unit is 25th in the NHL in goals. Even worse, the Blackhawks power play unit is dead last in the league and as a whole they’ve been held to two goals or less in 6 of the last 9.
Crawford is in net for the underdogs on Thursday. The jury’s still out on if that’s a good thing however as the goaltender has gone 2-7-1 in his last 10. Over a 3-game stretch from 11/10 to 11/16 Crawford allowed just 2 goals but he’s given up 3+ in each of the other 8 contests besides that.
Winnipeg has been solid per usual with an 8-3-1 home record so far this season but they’ve actually dropped two straight at the MTS Center. Granted those games came against Pittsburgh and Buffalo but the Jets have to not get complacent in a very winnable contest on Thursday. The Jets have much more success in the PP than Chicago, converting on nearly 1/3 of their chances.
The Jets should continue their successive scoring run against a Chicago team facing issues on defense and in net. Winnipeg has netted 3+ goals in 7 of the last 9. The big question is if the Blackhawks can counter vs. Connor Hellebuyck? Signs may point to yes as the Winnipeg G has dropped two in a row and has allowed 3+ goals in four straight games. 8 days ago in Calgary, Hellebuyck allowed 3 goals on just 12 shots so Chicago has reason to be at least a bit optimistic.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blackhawks are 19-40 their last 59 road games
- Blackhawks are 2-6 their last 8 on 1 days rest.
- Jets are 10-2 their last 12 vs. a team with a winning percentage below .500
- Jets are 51-18 their last 69 home games
- Home team is 4-0 last four meetings
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Winnipeg Jets NHL Prediction:
There’s not a whole lot of value on the Jets considering their shaky goaltending play as of late. If that’s cause for concern however Chicago should be really worried with what they have going on in net. Expect a high scoring game and the ‘over’ play of 6 is very appealing.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Winnipeg PL (-1.5)
The Jets get the edge in this contest solely due to home ice advantage. Both goaltenders are going to get pelted.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Winnipeg 5 – Chicago 3
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