The Chicago Blackhawks (12-27-2) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (27-9-4) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg and televised on NBCS. The Jets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blackhawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oilers. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Winnipeg Jets
The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
So far this season, the Blackhawks have struggled mightily, coming into this game with an overall record of 12-27-2. In the Western Conference, they are in 15th place, and in the Central Division, they are in 8th place.
On the road, Chicago has gone just 4-17-1 this season and has lost four straight games away from home. As the underdog, they are 12-26-2 this season.
Chicago has gone just 1-9 against the puck line in their last 10 road games and their average scoring margin on the road this year is -2.2 goals per game. So far, the team’s puck line record for the season is 19-22.
Overall, the Blackhawks have dropped four straight games vs. the puck line on the road and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -1.4 goals per game. The team’s puck line record as the underdog is 19-21, and they have 22 losses by multiple goals.
Coming off a 2-1 loss at home to the Oilers, the Blackhawks are hoping to bounce back today. The Blackhawks started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Against Edmonton, Chicago’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 26 shots on goal overall.
Although they didn’t win, Chicago did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
At 27-9-4, the Jets are in first place in the Central Division and the Western Conference. They have won seven straight games and are in the midst of a five-game winning streak at home. When favored, Winnipeg has gone 21-3-3 this year, and in the last ten games, they have gone 9-1.
Over the last five games, the Jets are 5-0, and in the last three, they have gone 3-0. At home, Winnipeg has gone 14-5-2 this year, and in the Western Conference, they have gone 16-10. For the year, they have 58 points.
At home, the Jets have a puck line record of 14-7, and their average scoring margin is +1.1 goals per game. So far, Winnipeg has won 21 games by multiple goals.
Overall, the team’s puck line record is 25-15, and their puck line win streak is at three games. In their last ten home games, the Jets have a puck line record of 8-2.
Facing the Blue Jackets in their last game, the Jets won by a score of 5-0. Facing off against the Blue Jackets’ defense, the Jets offense scored in all three periods. Out of Winnipeg’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 23 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
Winnipeg secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Chicago Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.3 goals per game which is 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. Chicago’s offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.
For the season, the over/under record of the Blackhawks’ stands at 17-22-2. They have had 17 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Jets come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. This year, the Jets have recorded a 13-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 14-2 record.
This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 15-20-5. Throughout the season, they have played 19 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Chicago Team Defense
Chicago defense takes on the Jets ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.5 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 24th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Defensively, the Jets come into the season ranked 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Blackhawks vs Jets Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
- Through their last ten home games, Winnipeg has an puck line record of just 8-2. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Jets have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 3-7.
For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Jets are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -418, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Blackhawks to cover. Even in the event of a Jets victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Blackhawks should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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