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With struggles on the road, can the Jets soar vs the Blackhawks?

The Winnipeg Jets have been on a nice run since the holiday break and have their sights set on another victory vs the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. The Jets are 6-1 SU in their last seven games but have been a tough sell for bettors on the road this season at 10-14 SU. The Jets opened as slight favorites to get the W at the United Center.

SHARK BITES
  • The Jets are 7-2 SU in their last nine games on the road vs the Blackhawks.
  • Blake Wheeler is tied for second in the NHL with 52 points.
  • Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games.

Winnipeg is still without one of its top forwards in Mark Scheifele, who isn’t expected to be back for another month. But they sure don’t seem to miss the fifth-year forward as the Jets are 5-1 SU in six games he’s missed and scored 26 goals in those contests. The Achilles heel for the Jets this season has been road games as they’re 3-9 in their last 12 tilts away from the MTS Centre.

If bettors can find an angle where they know how to bet on the Blackhawks, good luck. Chicago has been a Jekyll and Hyde team this season — one game they can score eight goals and look like world beaters, then they come out the following game and only manage to score once. The Hawks’ mixed-bag results have them on the outside looking in for the Western Conference playoff seeding and the only encouraging news for Chicago backers is they’re 5-2 SU in their last seven home games.

Totals bettors may be considering an OVER in this contest when it opened at 6 but they should be cautious as the UNDER has hit in seven of the Blackhawks’ last eight home games and four of the last five when they hosted the Jets.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Winnipeg Jets opened as a +100 underdog in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 6 for those preferring OVER/UNDER betting; watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-2.4 win for the Jets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks sport a record of 21-16-6 heading into this matchup, while the Winnipeg Jets sit at 26-11-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-22-2 for the Blackhawks and 23-19-2 for the Jets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Winnipeg injuries news.

The Jets-Blackhawks odds would favor the Jets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 13 in the current OddsShark poll, while Winnipeg is at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks' No. 10-ranked offense (3.12 goals per game) against a Winnipeg Jets defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.75 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks power play has clicked at a 16.15% rate while the Jets have a 81.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Winnipeg was a 7-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Sabres. They won as -153 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +111 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Winnipeg is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Winnipeg is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Winnipeg is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games
  • Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Winnipeg at Minnesota, Saturday, January 13
Chicago home to Detroit, Sunday, January 14

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