Winnipeg Jets vs. St. Louis Blues - 2/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (31-13-8) at Winnipeg Jets (25-23-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +113 / St. Louis Blues -125 --- Over/Under: 6
The St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing four of their last five games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 22 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 35 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 92 goals on 1,035 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 36 goals on 488 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
The Winnipeg Jets need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 25 goals, Mark Scheifele has 31 assists and Blake Wheeler has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 106 goals on 1,281 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 46 goals on 393 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Blues are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 12-3 in their last 15 games as a favorite and 13-6 in their last 19 overall. The Jets are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-7 in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-1 in Blues last 5 road games. The over is 5-1-1 in Jets last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blues are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
With both teams on the end of a back to back, I'll side with the more trustworthy team in the St. Louis Blues. Yes, the Blues are in a bit of a funk right now, but they've thrived in these spots lately and it's only a matter of time before the defense returns to form. The Winnipeg Jets are riding a five-game losing streak and home ice hasn't helped them much over the last month. Give me the Blues and the cheap price.