Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 2/23/2024

The Winnipeg Jets (34-15-5) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (15-39-3) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago 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 Flyers. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, the Jets have gone 34-15-5 and currently sit in 4th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, they are in 3rd place. On the road, Winnipeg has gone 15-8-3 this year.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 4-6, and they have won four of their last five games. In their last three games, Winnipeg has gone 2-1. This season, the Jets have been the favorites in 37 of their 54 games, and they have gone 27-7-3 in those games.

When favored, the Jets have gone 19-18 vs. the puck line this season, including 2-1 in their last three games. So far, Winnipeg has 24 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game.

Overall, the Jets have a puck line record of 29-25 and 12 losses by just one goal. In their last ten road games, Winnipeg has gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line and 13-13 on the road for the season.

The Jets most recently faced the Wild at home and achieved a 6-3 win. Against the Wild, the Jets’ offense scored in all three periods. Of Winnipeg’s six goals, two came while in power play. They ended the game with 30 shots on goal and had two giveaways.

Winnipeg also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 11-15-2, and they are 3-14 in division games. In the Western Conference, Chicago is in 16th place and 8th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone just 1-9, and they have lost two games in a row.

Overall, Chicago has a record of 15-39-3, and they have gone 8-24 against other teams in the Western Conference. As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 14-38-3 this season, and they have lost two straight games when not favored.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 25-32 this season, including going 1-2 against the puck line in their last three games. So far, the Blackhawks have had 10 of their 21 home games finish with a margin of victory of more than one goal.

Overall, the Blackhawks have dropped 31 games this season by more than one goal. In their last 10 games at home, the team has gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home this year is at -0.6 goals per game.

The Blackhawks aim to bounce back following their 3-1 loss at home to the Flyers. In the first period on offense, the Blackhawks managed to score one time, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. Against Philadelphia, Chicago’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 22 shots on goal overall.

Entering the game as the underdog, Chicago not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Winnipeg Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. The Winnipeg offense is ranked 24th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 24th in the NHL.

The Jets’ over/under record this season is 18-29-7. For the season, they have had 28 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.4 goals per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Blackhawks have an average of 2.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. This year, the Blackhawks have recorded a 1-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 14-25 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Blackhawks’ is 22-33-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 30 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.

Winnipeg Team Defense

The Jets defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 3 shutouts.

Chicago Team Defense

Defensively, the Blackhawks are currently 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Jets vs Blackhawks Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Winnipeg has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Across the Blackhawks last five home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that Chicago was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • Although the Jets have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 1-4.

Jets vs Blackhawks Prediction

If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Jets is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -275, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Blackhawks to cover. Even if the Jets secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Blackhawks should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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