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Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/29/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Blackhawks (9-11-5) at Winnipeg Jets (13-8-2)
Date & Time Thursday November 29, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -190 / Chicago Blackhawks +155 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
NSCH, TSN3
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NHL | Chicago Blackhawks (9-11-5) at Winnipeg Jets (13-8-2)
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Chicago Blackhawks could use another victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 12.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 13 goals, Jonathan Toews has 10 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 74.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 43 goals on 460 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed 41 goals on 373 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed four or more goals in their last four games.

The Winnipeg Jets look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 29.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 19 goals, Blake Wheeler has 25 assists and Mark Scheifele has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 51 goals on 550 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 12 goals on 191 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in their last five games.

The Blackhawks are 19-40 in their last 59 road games, 6-20 in their last 26 Thursday games and 18-39 in their last 57 overall. The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 51-18 in their last 69 home games. The Blackhawks are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Winnipeg. The over is 2-0-2 in Blackhawks last 4 overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Jets last 5 overall.

The Chicago Blackhawks are just a mess of a hockey team right now, and things seem to be getting worse defensively, especially on the road. The Winnipeg Jets have been one of the most consistent home teams in the league dating back to last season and have actually won six of the last 10 meetings against the Blackhawks, despite Chicago's success in Winnipeg. Backing the Blackhawks just isn't an option at the moment. I'll take the Jets here, even if the price is a bit steep.

Pick:
Winnipeg Jets -190

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