Winnipeg Jets at St. Louis Blues
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 16, 2019, 9:30 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +130 / St. Louis Blues -152 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in game four of the NHL first round at the Enterprise Center.
The Winnipeg Jets hope to even up the series before heading home for game five on Thursday. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with three goals, Dustin Byfuglien has four assists and Tyler Meyers has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up nine goals on 87 shots faced. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 15 games.
The St. Louis Blues have another chance to take complete control of this series with a win here and a 3-1 lead. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with two goals, Alex Pietrangelo has four assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 10 goals on 83 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Jets are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Blues are 13-3 in their last 16 games as a home favorite, 22-7 in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite. The Jets are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis and 12-5 in the last 17 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Jets last 7 overall. The under is 12-5 in Blues last 17 home games.
Despite dropping the first two games at home, the Winnipeg Jets have owned the Blues over the years and were able to comfortably win game three despite both teams each having 29 shots. The history alone is enough to make a case for the Jets and the plus money. However, the Blues entered game three with seven straight home wins as a favorite, and they've still won 13 of their last 16 games when a home favorite. Since January 10, the Blues have lost back-to-back home games when favored just once. The Jets have lost five of their last seven games as a road underdog. I'll side with the Blues to take complete control of this series.