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Jets open as moneyline underdog vs Blackhawks

Winnipeg Jets

Chicago Blackhawks
24-24-5 January 26, 2014, 07:00 PM | United Center 32-9-12

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Winnipeg Jets invade United Center on Sunday.

Chicago battles the Jets, currently with a 24-24-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-25 for the Blackhawks and 24-24-5 for the Jets.

View Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Jets listed earlier today as underdogs of 209 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 14-rated Jets in this matchup.

Winnipeg won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Maple Leafs on January 25. Bettors who backed the Jets at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense (3.57 goals per game) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.96 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 22.35% rate while the Jets have a 83.16% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Winnipeg home to Nashville, Tuesday, January 28th
Chicago at Calgary, Tuesday, January 28th