Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Bell Mts Place)
WIN -123 O:U 6
TV: ESPN+ and RSN
The Chicago Blackhawks go to the Bell MTS Place to take on the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sunday. The Blackhawks are coming off of a two-game losing streak, falling to the Boston Bruins in their last game as well as the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks are used to close games recently as their last four games have come down to one goal.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 25-21-8 on the season and are attempting to claw their way back up the standings after having a poor start to the season. The Blackhawks have fallen back down to earth after being on a five-game winning streak in January. The Blackhawks do have a decent offense in large part to Patrick Kane, who has 66 points this season. However, Chicago’s biggest strength is their defense as they are 13th in the NHL in goals allowed.
The Winnipeg Jets are coming off of a win over the St. Louis Blues, but the Jets have not done all that well recently, losing three of their last five games. The Jets do have back to back games, as they play Ottawa Senators on Saturday and then the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
The Winnipeg Jets are 27-23-5 on the season, with a home record of 12-12-3. The Jets are in fifth place in the Central Division and are on the outside looking in, in terms of the Western Conference playoffs.
Chicago is 32-22 ATS this season
Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last four Sunday games.
Winnipeg is 32-23 ATS this season
Jets are 28-11 in their last 39 Sunday games.
The Jets did lose to the Blackhawks as part of the five-game losing streak they faced at the end of the month of January. In that span, the Jets gave up 22 goals and only scored eight goals in that time span. I think the Jets have improved since then, and playing at home should help them. However, I think the Chicago Blackhawks have played better hockey in their last ten to 15 games, and I think that continues here. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Blackhawks win 3-1.