Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (13-16-6) at Winnipeg Jets (20-12-2)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)

The Line: Winnipeg Jets -175 / Chicago Blackhawks +158 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 18 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 10 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 54 goals on 588 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 48 goals on 631 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in their last six games.

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The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 15 goals, Patrik Laine has 21 assists and Blake Wheeler has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 58 goals on 824 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 27 goals on 250 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in four of their last six games.

The Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Jets are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Jets last 15 home games. The Blackhawks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Winnipeg and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Winnipeg Jets have won six straight and eight of the last 10 meetings against the Blackhawks, and that includes a 3-2 road win in overtime back in October. The Chicago Blackhawks are just unbackable most nights because of the lack of defense, and while they've had recent success on the end of back to  backs, they're still one of the worst teams to bet on with only five teams losing more money on the season. The price isn't great, but I'm not betting on the Chicago Blackhawks in their current form. 

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Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Jets -175

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