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Goaltending Could be Optional in Jets’ and Blues’ Saturday Matchup

It’s looking like it’s going to be a dogfight in the Central Division down the stretch and that will be on full display this afternoon when the Jets host the St. Louis Blues as Winnipeg looks to crawl back into the race for a playoff spot. The Jets are coming off their first win in five games while the Blues are trying to end a losing skid of their own.

SHARK BITES
  • The Jets are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against their division.
  • The Blues are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games after consecutive losses.
  • The Blues are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road against the Jets.

Injuries have decimated the Jets’ core and they’ll have to play the Blues without their leading goal-scorer Patrick Laine as he’s still sidelined due to a concussion he received on a jarring hit from Sabres’ blueliner Jake McCabe. This is significant because the Jets are 12-2-1 when the young Finn scores a goal and 9-21-3 when he hasn’t.

Neither has been killing it in any respect but it’s glaringly obvious that both need help in net. The Jets are 26th in team save percentage with a marker of .900 while the Blues sit dead last at a horrendous .888. Winnipeg and St. Louis both possess great offensive weapons so unless a goaltender gets hot out of nowhere, it’s tough seeing this total staying UNDER.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting St. Louis Blues opened as -115 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.8-2.5 result in favor of the Jets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Jets sit at 21-23-4 on the season; in comparison, the St. Louis Blues are currently 23-18-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Winnipeg is 21-21-6 OU, and St. Louis is 21-17-8 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Winnipeg vs St. Louis injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Winnipeg Jets and the No. 20-ranked St. Louis Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Winnipeg Jets No. 12-ranked offense (2.81 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.09 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 17.11% rate while the Blues have a 84.38% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis was a 7-3 loser in its last match at home against the Capitals. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Winnipeg was a 6-3 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Winnipeg at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games
  • Winnipeg is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, January 24th
Winnipeg home to Anaheim, Monday, January 23rd

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