St. Louis Blues (13-6-1) at Winnipeg Jets (10-8-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 23, 2014, 4:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +109 / St. Louis Blues -120 --- Over/Under: 5
The St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets play Sunday afternoon at the MTS Centre.
The St. Louis Blues have won four of their last six games and are wrapping up their four-game road trip. The Blues continue to be all defense, allowing two goals per game on the season and nine goals in their last four games. The St. Louis Blues have won 11 of their last 13 games when allowing three or less goals, and they haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Jake Allen has allowed 14 goals on 179 shots and Brian Elliott has given up 25 goals on 344 shots faced. Offensively, Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 12 goals, Jaden Schwartz has 13 assists and Alexander Steen has 61 shots on goal. The St. Louis Blues have not scored a power play goal in four straight games but have won five of their last six games on the road.
The Winnipeg Jets have lost four of their last six games and are still hanging around in the Central division. Like the Blues, the Jets make a living defensively, allowing 2.1 goals per game on the season and five goals in their last two games. The Winnipeg Jets have won six of their last eight games when allowing three or less goals, and they’ve allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Michael Hutchinson has allowed six goals on 116 shots and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 38 goals on 468 shots faced. Offensively, Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with eight goals, Bryan Little has six assists and Andrew Ladd has 62 shots on goal. This will be the last home game before the Winnipeg Jets go on the road for three straight.
The Blues are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 4-10 in their last 14 road games. The Jets are 14-37 in their last 51 vs. Central. The Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Jets have to get back on track and should be able to take advantage of a Blues team coming off a back-to-back. I'll take the home team and the plus money here.