Jets vs. Blues Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Updated Nov 24, 2018

Patrik Laine scored for the sixth time in the past three games Friday night and now has 14 on the season. He leads the NHL with 10 goals in the month of November.

Winnipeg
47-30-4-1
AT
November 24, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Enterprise Center
St. Louis
45-28-6-3
Puckline -1.5 +195
Moneyline -135
Over / Under o +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Puckline +1.5 -235
Moneyline +115
Over / Under u +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Both the Jets and Blues are playing the second game of a back-to-back. Perhaps the slight advantage goes to the Blues as they did not have to travel through the night. These two teams have had their struggles lately and will be scraping it out for the much-needed two points.

Jets vs Blues Betting Analysis

This is the third matchup of the season between the Blues and Jets. In the previous two games, the Jets have won both games, outscoring the Blues 10-5. Mark Scheifele leads all players in scoring in the two games with two goals and four assists. Blues Center Ryan O’Reilly has four points (one goal, three assists) against the Jets this season. In their four head-to-head games last season, both teams won two games each. Three out of the four games were shutouts, with the Jets recording two of them. Connor Hellebuyck was the goaltender of record for both shutouts.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets enter this game with the Blues on a two-game losing streak, the first of its kind this season. Friday afternoon in Minnesota the team watched a two-goal lead evaporate into thin air, allowing four unanswered goals by the Wild, including three in the third period to fall 4-2. The Jets gave the Wild six power-play opportunities, but managed to kill off all of them. There penalty-kill is now ranked in the NHL’s top eight, with an 82 percent efficiency rating. Patrik Laine scored for the sixth time in the past three games and now has 14 on the season (team lead). He leads the NHL with 10 goals in the month of November. Side note, he’s been re-growing his famous beard, maybe there’s something to it?

The Jets will be playing their third sets of back-to-back games Saturday night in St. Louis. So far, in two tries they have yet to win the second game in this situation. Expect back-up goaltender Laurent Brossoit to get the start for the Jets. Brossoit played two plus periods against the Flames on Wednesday night, coming in relief of Connor Hellebuyck who was shelled for three goals on nine shots in the loss.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made a head coaching change earlier in the week, gone is Mike Yeo, and in comes Craig Berube. This will be Berube’s third game behind the bench; he’s 1-1 so far.

The team was very active in the off season, especially in the free agent signing department, and so far it’s been a disappointment. The Blues find themselves last place in the Central division, with an 8-10-3 record. That’s not good news, but the really bad news is the three teams on top of the division are also three of the best teams in the league.

The Blues are also playing the second game of a back-to-back. Friday night they defeated the Nashville Predators 6-2. They jumped off to a great start, scoring three goals in the first period.

But the Blues are still stumbling losers of five of their last seven games. In the five losses, the team has been shutout two times, and only managed to score three goals. They are also 2-5-3 playing against Central division teams this year.

Since his return from injury, Brayden Schenn has two goals and two assists in five games while playing top six minutes on the team’s top lines. He is a welcome addition to a struggling line-up.

The Blues scratched veterans Carl Gunnarsson, Alex Steen, and Nikita Soshkinov on Friday night.

Jets vs. Blues Prediction

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