Things are starting to get hairy for Winnipeg as the Jets scratch and claw for answers at the goaltending position. The Jets now sit six points out of the playoffs and the rumors about Paul Maurice’s job security are starting to run wild. A team they’ve had a lot of success against, however, is the Chicago Blackhawks. They’ll host their division rivals tonight looking for their fifth consecutive win against the ’Hawks.
– Shark BITES
- The Blackhawks are 0-4 SU in their last 4 games against the Jets.
- The total has gone UNDER in just 1 of the Jets’ last 13 games.
- The total has gone OVER in the Blackhawks’ last 6 games with 1 day off between games.
A trend that’s emerged for the Jets is the OVER. They’ve posted 11 O’s in their last 13 games as bettors have been able to take advantage of the goaltending issue in Winnipeg. Since the all-star break, Winnipeg goalies have a horrific .874 save percentage and have allowed 12 goals in their last three games. The positive spin for the Jets is that they’re still scoring plenty of goals and the Blackhawks have not been all that stout defensively.
I’m not saying that tonight will definitely be a goal festival, but I am saying there’s a pretty good chance we see a bearded lady and a strongman or two. In their last matchup just over two weeks ago, the ’Hawks and Jets were flying high and combined for eight goals. Chicago and Winnipeg are both in the bottom four in penalty-killing percentage and both teams took five penalties in that game.
If discipline is a problem again tonight, as it has been for the ’Peg all season long, expect these teams to give the goal lights a workout.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Winnipeg sat as 109 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Jets to win this game 3-2.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Winnipeg Jets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Winnipeg will face the 33-17-5 Blackhawks. In totals betting, the Jets are 28-22-6 in over under betting so far this season while the Chicago Blackhawks are 22-22-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Winnipeg vs Chicago injuries news.
The Blackhawks – Jets odds would favor the Jets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Winnipeg is rated No. 11 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 22.
Offensively, the game matches up the Winnipeg Jets No. 9-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 18.64% rate while the Blackhawks have a 76.71% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Wild on February 08. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Jets were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games
- Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Winnipeg is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg’s last 5 games
- Winnipeg is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home
- Winnipeg is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Edmonton, Saturday, February 11th
Winnipeg home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 11th