Winnipeg Jets vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (17-10-4) at Winnipeg Jets (14-14-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -103 / St. Louis Blues -125 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets square off Tuesday night at the MTS Centre.
The St. Louis Blues could use a nice road victory after losing five of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 18 goals, Alexander Steen has 16 assists and David Backes has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 45 goals on 607 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 23 goals on 248 shots. Allen has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets hope for a big victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power plays. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 11 goals, Blake Wheeler has 18 assists and Bryan Little has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 38 goals on 405 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 34 goals on 353 shots. Pavelec has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 11-3 in their last 14 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Blues are in a bit of a funk and have really had trouble on the road as of late. The Jets have been solid at home and have been playing better hockey over the last week. With the low line, I'm going to side with the home team.