Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 10/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (6-3-0) at Winnipeg Jets (5-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -110 / Chicago Blackhawks +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets square off Thursday at the MTS Centre.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for their second road win to build a five-game winning streak. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with five goals, Artemi Panarin has six assists and Jonathan Toews has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 1.8 goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 11 goals on 193 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up five goals on 53 shots. Crawford has allowed two goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets look for a big home win after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power plays. Drew Stafford leads Winnipeg with five goals, Blake Wheeler has seven assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their power play chances. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 16 goals on 196 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up six goals on 92 shots. Pavelec has allowed three or more goals in three of his last five games.
The Blackhawks are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Jets are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 10-4 in their last 14 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Blackhawks are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Blackhawks have gotten the better of the Jets as of late and have caught fire a bit recently. Hard not to pick Chicago in this spot for the even money.