Winnipeg Jets (4-5-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (6-3-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 2, 2014, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -255 / Winnipeg Jets +230 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks play Sunday night at the United Center.
The Winnipeg Jets have won three of their last four games, including a Saturday victory over the New York Rangers. The Jets continue to get the job done defensively, as they pitched a shutout in Saturday’s win and have allowed two or less goals in four of their last six games. The Winnipeg Jets have won seven of their last 10 games when allowing three or less goals. Michael Hutchinson has allowed three goals on 22 shots and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 22 goals on 278 shots. The Jets have also gone two straight games without giving up a power play goal. Offensively, Bryan Little leads the Jets with five goals, Tobias Enstrom has eight assists and Andrew Ladd has 32 shots on goal. The Jets haven’t scored a power play goal in three of their last four games.
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost four of their last six games, which includes a loss Saturday to the Toronto maple Leafs. The lack of offense continues to hurt the Blackhawks, as they’ve scored two or less goals in five of their last six games. The Chicago Blackhawks have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring two or less goals. Jonathan Toews leads the Blackhawks with four goals, Brandon Saad has six assists and Patrick Sharp has 46 shots on goal. The Blackhawks power play has produced four goals in their last five games. Defensively, Scott Darling has allowed six goals on 90 shots, Antti Raanta has also allowed six goals on 90 shots and Corey Crawford has allowed 10 goals on 122 shots faced. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed one power play goal in their last seven games.
The Jets are 13-40 in their last 53 games playing on 0 days rest and 16-42 in their last 58 vs. Central. The Blackhawks are 66-25 in their last 91 home games and 61-26 in their last 87 games playing on 0 days rest. The Jets are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago, while the road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Although the Blackhawks are the better team, there's no way you can pay this price especially with the way they've been playing lately. The road team has controlled this series and I'll take a shot with the Jets and the insane value. It's a shot in the dark here that's worth it given the price.