Winnipeg Jets vs. St. Louis Blues Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 29, 2022

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets, 2021

Connor Hellebuyck started both games against the Blues this season and has a 1.92 goals against average with a .934 save percentage.

Winnipeg
39-32-7-4
AT
January 29, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
Enterprise Center
St. Louis
49-22-8-3
Puckline +1.5 -150
Moneyline +175
Over / Under o +6

22%

Betting Action

78%

Puckline -1.5 +125
Moneyline -210
Over / Under u +6

22%

Betting Action

78%

The struggling Winnipeg Jets have not been great on the road this season and head back out on a trip starting Saturday at Western Conference contender St. Louis. The Blues are a -175 favourite to win on the NHL odds.

Jets vs. Blues NHL Betting Odds

Sunday is the third of four regular-season meetings between the teams and Winnipeg’s first visit to St. Louis. The Jets lost to the visiting Blues 3-2 in a shootout on Nov. 9 and won 4-2 on Dec. 19.

Nikolaj Ehlers (1G, 3A) leads Winnipeg with four points in the season series but is currently on injured reserve. Paul Stastny has two goals and an assist and all that came in the Dec. 19 victory. Connor Hellebuyck started both and has a 1.92 goals against average with a .934 save percentage.

Blues leading scorer Jordan Kyrou, a Toronto native, had a goal and assist in his one game. Richmond Hill’s Jordan Binnington started both in net and has a 2.94 GAA and .920 SV. However, the former Calder Trophy winner might not start this one as he has essentially fallen behind Ville Husso. Perhaps not totally behind in terms of never playing, but Husso is the 1A guy now.

The road team has won 13 of the past 18 in the series.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets were solid home favourites against a very short-handed Vancouver Canucks team starting its third-string goaltender Thursday, but Winnipeg was dominated in a 5-1 loss, its sixth straight defeat – the Jets haven’t scored more than three goals in any of those six. Special teams were a disaster as Winnipeg was 0-for-3 on the power play and Vancouver 2-for-2; the Canucks became the first team since the Blackhawks in 2013 to score two power-play goals in under 25 seconds of total power-play time. Vancouver only needed 17 seconds for its two PP goals. Andrew Copp (12th of season) had the lone Jets goal. Hellebuyck allowed five goals on 33 shots. He has started 13 games in a row so it might be Eric Comrie’s time Saturday. Winnipeg is 3-7 in its past 10 following a loss of at least three goals.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues were crushed 7-1 in Calgary on Monday but that was with Binnington in net. With Husso in the cage Thursday, the Blues routed the visiting Flames 5-1 so I’ll be shocked if it’s not Husso (9-2-1, 1.81 GAA, .945 SV) here. He would be leading the NHL in GAA and SV if he had enough starts to qualify. Brandon Saad was the No. 1 star Thursday with two goals and an assist. Brayden Schenn had a goal and a helper. St. Louis centre Tyler Bozak played in his 800th NHL game. He is one of three active players who were undrafted to reach the milestone. The Blues are 14-1-1 in their past 16 home games and 4-0 in their past five after scoring at least five goals in their previous game. They are also quite healthy.

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