Jets vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks 2/23/24

Chicago Blackhawks (15-39-3) vs Winnipeg Jets (34-15-5)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 8:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +225 / Winnipeg Jets -275 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets will play the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Winnipeg has won four of their last five games, while Chicago has lost 10 of their last 11. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Jets vs Blackhawks prediction.

Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets are 34-15-5 this year after they beat Minnesota by a score of 6-3 in their last game. Winnipeg scored the first three goals in the game and they were able to cruise to the victory. The Jets were out shot by a total of 39-30 and went 2-4 on the power play in the game. Winnipeg lost to Calgary by a score of 6-3 in the game prior to Minnesota, but did win the three previous games against Vancouver, San Jose, and Pittsburgh. The Jets are scoring 3.06 goals per game and they are allowing 2.35 goals against per game, while going 17.5% on the power play and 77.2% on the penalty kill. Mark Scheifele has led Winnipeg with 16 goals, 31 assists, and 111 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 26-11-3 this year with a 2.20 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. 

Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks are 15-39-3 this season after they lost to Philadelphia by a score of 3-1 in their last game. Chicago tied the game at one in the first period, but couldn’t find any more scoring in the game. The Blackhawks were out shot by a total of 33-22 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Chicago has lost 10 of their last 11 games, with the lone win coming against Ottawa by a score of 3-2 at home. The Blackhawks are scoring 2.07 goals per game and they are allowing 3.53 goals against per game, while going 12.9% on the power play and 77.5% on the penalty kill. Connor Bedard has led Chicago with 17 goals, 22 assists, and 131 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Chicago is Petr Mrazek, who is 13-22-2 this year with a 2.99 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. The Blackhawks will face the Red Wings, Avalanche, and Blue Jackets after this game.

Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Facts

  • Jason Dickinson has scored at least one goal in each of the Blackhawks' last six Friday games.
  • Connor Bedard has recorded at least one point in seven of his last eight appearances at United Center.
  • Taylor Hall has recorded at least one assist in each of his last three appearances with his team as a home underdog against Western Conference opponents.
  • Seth Jones ranks 1st in the Central Division for average time on ice (25:44) this season.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Connor has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances with the Jets as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Josh Morrissey has recorded at least one point in seven of the Jets' last eight games against the Blackhawks.
  • Sean Monahan has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances against the Blackhawks.
  • Dylan DeMelo ranks 1st in the Central Division for Plus/Minus (+28) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 32nd in the league for goals per game this season (2.07).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 32nd in the league in power play percentage this season (12.94%).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.35).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league in save percentage this season (.919).

Jets vs Blackhawks Betting Prediction

Chicago continues to be one of the worst teams in the NHL and they come into this matchup after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Blackhawks are scoring just 2.07 goals per game and they face one of the best defensive teams in the NHL here. Winnipeg is only allowing 2.35 goals against per game this season and they have won four of their last five games. We can expect to fade the Blackhawks at just about every chance to close out the season. Take the Jets -1.5 here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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