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Jets face up-hill battle vs depleted Blues

The Winnipeg Jets will look to rebound in St. Louis tonight after dropping an ugly home loss to the Blackhawks 5-1. The Jets are 1-4 SU in their last five games and despite their team name, Winnipeg doesn’t travel well. The Peg is 7-8 SU on the road this season and have lost five straight road games. They opened as a +125 road-dog to get a victory at Scottrade Center.

  • The total has gone OVER in four of Winnipeg’s last five games.
  • Jets forward Blake Wheeler is fifth in NHL with 38 points.
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last six games.

The Jets are feeling the effects of being one of the top teams in the Western Conference as now they’ve got a target on their back. Losing their top defenseman Dustin Byfuglien doesn’t help either as the Winnipeg has allowed 21 goals in their last five games. The only saving grace is they’re 5-0 SU in their last five games versus St. Louis, who are dealing with their own injury issues and will be significantly shorthanded for tonight’s matchup.

Speaking of those issues, in the last two weeks, the Blues have lost Jaden Schwartz and Alex Pietrangelo to foot injuries and will also be without defensemen Jay Bouwmeester. That lack of depth has reared its ugly head for St. Louis as they’ve dropped back-to-back games at home and are 11-7 SU in their barn this season. While the Blues have certainly outperformed the Jets thus far this season, bettors should feel hard-pressed to back St. Louis due to the pile of  injuries they’re dealing with.

The total opened at 5.5 and bettors may want to consider the UNDER. The total has gone UNDER in four of the Blues last five games and they'll be undermanned. When you factor in how the Jets have performed this season on the road (as I mentioned), placing a wager on an OVER could be a rip-off.

Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the St. Louis Blues are 21-10-2 overall while the Winnipeg Jets are 18-9-5. As for the totals, St. Louis is 15-18 on the OU, and Winnipeg is 18-13-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Winnipeg injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (St. Louis Blues) and the No. 1 (Winnipeg Jets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.18 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 16.95% while the Jets defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Winnipeg lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Blackhawks on December 14. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +144 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • 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 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Winnipeg home to St. Louis, Sunday, December 17th