Chicago Blackhawks (5-4-2) vs. Winnipeg Jets (6-3-1)
November 5, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -213 / Chicago Blackhawks +170; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Canada Life Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to build on their 2-1 OT win over the Los Angeles Kings in their last game. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 10 points coming with a team-high 8 assists while Jonathan Toews has 9 points with a team-high 7 goals. Max Domi, Jason Dickinson and Sam Lafferty each have 7 points with Domi and Dickinson each logging 4 goals with 3 assists while Lafferty has 3 goals and 4 apples this season. Petr Mrazek has gone 1-1 with a 3.76 GAA and an .873 save percentage while Alex Stalock is 3-2-1 with a 2.93 GAA and a .914 save percentage in goal for Chicago this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on wins in four of their last five games after a 3-2 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens last time out. Josh Morrissey leads Winnipeg with 9 assists while Pierre-Luc Dubois and Blake Wheeler each have 8 points with Dubois logging 4 points and 4 assists while Wheeler has 3 goals and 5 assists. Mark Scheifele also has 7 points with a team-high 6 goals as well on the year. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 5-2-1 with a 2.35 GAA and a .929 save percentage while David Rittich is 1-1 with a 3.07 GAA and an .885 save percentage between the pipes for Winnipeg this season.
Chicago is 10-47 in their last 57 games against a team with a winning record and 6-21 in their last 27 Saturday games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 division games. Winnipeg is 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games overall.
I get the case to be made either way here, but my vote is going to be for the Jets on the puck line. Chicago’s back to being dreadful defensively, and in their current form, really aren’t a team I want any part of. The Winnipeg Jets tend to play their better hockey at home usually, and have been turning a corner on home ice in recent games. Give me the Jets -1.5 here.