Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (25-21-8) at Winnipeg Jets (28-23-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -131 / Chicago Blackhawks +119 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets meet Sunday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 25 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 19 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 76 goals on 862 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 80 goals on 1,039 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 25 goals, Mark Scheifele has 34 assists and Blake Wheeler has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 112 goals on 1,394 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 48 goals on 418 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two goals in each of their last five games.
The Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 8-2 in their last 10 road games. The Jets are 28-11 in their last 39 Sunday games, 3-9 in their last 12 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 road games. The over is 6-1-1 in Jets last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blackhawks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been kind to us over the last month or so, showing an improved effort on the defensive end and winning in these very spots in the underdog role or on the road. There's a case to be made with the rest advantage. However, the Winnipeg Jets have put together some nice wins over the last week and maybe yesterdays win over the Ottawa Senators was the needed spark to lead to some consistent success on their home ice. The Jets have also won six of the last eight games against the Blackhawks. I want the cheap price and the home team.