Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (11-3-2) at Winnipeg Jets (8-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +108 / Chicago Blackhawks -133 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets meet Tuesday night in NHL action at the MTS Centre.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Marian Hossa leads Chicago with nine goals, Artem Anisimov has nine assists and Patrick Kane has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 26 goals on 392 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed 10 goals on 106 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored two or more goals in all 16 games this season.
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The Winnipeg Jets look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 11 goals, Mark Scheifele has 10 assists and Blake Wheeler has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 27 goals on 295 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 22 goals on 211 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Blackhawks are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Winnipeg and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Chicago Blackhawks remain one of the more consistent teams in the NHL and have had terrific success against the Winnipeg Jets over the years, which includes winning nine of their last 10 on their home ice. The Jets have to show they can string multiple wins together before you can trust them in these spots. Give me the Blackhawks and the reasonable price.