St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Preview 4/12/19

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The St. Louis Blues and the Winnipeg Jets are ready to battle at Bell MTS Place in Game 2 of the postseason’s first round. The action will get started at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 12, and it can be caught live on CNBC, RSN, TVA and FSMW.

St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds

St. Louis (+100) is currently the underdog to Winnipeg (-120), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -135 for the under and +115 for the over.

Losing 0.3 units for moneyline bettors, Winnipeg is 47-36 straight up (SU) overall this year. That win percentage, ranked first in the Central Division so far this season, is a slide from what the team recorded during the 2017-18 season (52-30). Of the team’s 83 games this season, 41 have gone over the total, while 35 have gone under and just seven have pushed. The team’s 25-17 SU at home this season.

The Jets have connected on 24.7 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for fourth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 79.4 percent of all penalties.

With a .913 save percentage and 29.6 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (34 wins, 30 losses, and three OT losses) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Jets this year. If head coach Paul Maurice decides to give him a rest, however, the team may turn to Laurent Brossoit (13-8-8 record, .925 save percentage, 2.52 goals against average).

St. Louis has earned moneyline bettors 2.8 units this season and is currently 46-37 straight up (SU). A total of 44 of its matches have gone under the total, while 34 have gone over and just five have pushed. The Blues are 22-20 SU as the road team this season.

The Blues have converted on 20.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jake Allen (2.83 goals against average and .905 save percentage) has been the main option in goal for St. Louis. Allen is averaging 25.1 saves per game and has 19 wins, 27 losses, and eight overtime losses to his credit.

St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets Free Picks

NHL Tip: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five matchups.
  • Four of St. Louis’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 3-1 in those games.
  • St. Louis skaters notched 23.1 hits per game last season, while the Jets posted 23.3 hits per matchup.