Blues vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds, Pick, Preview (November 9)
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- The Blues and Jets square off on Tuesday night in Winnipeg.
- St. Louis is a slight road favorite north of the border at -120.
- Continue reading for a full breakdown of the matchup, including a betting pick.
Blues vs. Jets Odds
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The St. Louis Blue travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets in what is the final game of a four-game road trip for the Blues.
St. Louis is 1-1-1 on said road trip and comes into the matchup with a record of 7-2-1 while sitting in second place in the Central Division. Winnipeg has had some success early on in the season as well as they find themselves in third place in the Central Division with a record of 6-3-2.
Both teams are coming off of a loss and looking to get back on track in this battle. With Winnipeg dealing with some questions in net, we could potentially have a shootout on our hands.
St. Louis Blues
After winning the Stanley Cup Final in 2019, St. Louis was bounced in the first round in 2020 and 2021. The Blues came into this season looking for redemption, and as of right now, it appears they are heading in that direction.
St. Louis has looked strong on the offensive end of the ice. They did only manage to score one goal against Anaheim in their last outing, but this is a team that ranks in the top half of the league in Expected Goals For per 60 minutes (2.43) and has 22 total goals in 5-on-5 situations. This is a squad that has been able to score the puck and is presented with a good opportunity to do so in this matchup.
However, they have had some issues on the defensive end of the ice. St. Louis is simply giving their opponents too many opportunities to score the puck, allowing 32.5 shots on goal per game, 12.85 High-Danger Chances per 60 minutes (third most in NHL), and 2.50 Expected Goals Against per 60 minutes.
They are giving up just 2.4 goals per game, but they can’t afford to give Winnipeg those kind of opportunities.
Jordan Bennington is the expected starter for this one. Binnington comes into this game with a SV% of .929, HDSV% of .851, and 4.3 Goals Saved Above Expected in 5-on-5 situations.
Winnipeg is coming off of a shut-out loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday, but this team is certainly capable of finding their groove again on offense.
Prior to that loss to the Islanders, the Jets scored at least four goals in six of their previous eight games. Furthermore, Winnipeg has scored 24 total goals in 5-on-5 situations this season and has an xGF/60 of 2.43, both of which are among the top 12 in the NHL.
Just like the Blues, Winnipeg can score the puck at a high rate, but they have some issues of their own on defense.
The Jets enter this matchup with a xGA/60 of 2.39, ranking them 21st overall in the NHL and far worse than their actual Goals Against per 60 Minutes of 1.92 (eighth best). This team is also surrendering 11.87 High-Danger Chances per 60 minutes, a trend that will likely continue in this game.
Connor Hellebuyck has missed the last three games due to illness and the birth of his child, but he is expected to start this game after returning to practice on Monday. Hellebuyck has an overall SV % of .899 and 0.3 Goals Saved Above Expected in 5-on-5 this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes back a little rusty after missing a little more than a week.
Jets vs. Blues Pick
This matchup features two high-powered offenses, and two teams that are looking to bounce back after suffering a loss. This has the potential to be a high-scoring game.
In the early stages of the season, both squads have been in some shootouts. The over is 6-4-1 for the Jets and 5-5 for the Blues, and as aforementioned, both teams are more than capable of scoring the puck.
Winnipeg has some questions in goal, and the defenses for both squads surrender lots of scoring opportunities to their opponents. The over certainly has a chance in this one.
Pick: Over 5.5 (-115)