Jets vs. Blackhawks - 3/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (41-24-6) at Winnipeg Jets (29-36-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / Chicago Blackhawks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets meet early Friday night at the MTS Centre.
The Chicago Blackhawks could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 38 goals, Artemi Panarin has 37 assists and Jonathan Toews has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 126 goals on 1,693 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 43 goals on 486 shots. Crawford has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets could also use a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power plays. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 23 goals, Drew Stafford has 15 assists and Blake Wheeler has 216 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 56 goals on 683 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 66 goals on 696 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 36-17 in their last 53 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Jets are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 4-11 in their last 15 overall. The Blackhawks are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Winnipeg and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
This is the game the Blackhawks can use to kind of get back on track. The Jets are one of the coldest teams in the league right now and have managed to beat the Blackhawks just once in their last eight tries on their home ice. Chicago gets the job done here to kind of stop the bleeding.