NHL Playoffs Betting Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets – Saturday, April 20, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri
When: Saturday April 20th at 7:00 PM ET
Money Line: St. Louis -140
BookMaker has the St. Louis Blues listed as -140 money line favorites over the Winnipeg Jets. The St. Louis Blues enter this game with a record of 48-29-10 and have won three of the five games in the series so far including a win on the road in game 5 on Thursday by a score of 3-2.
The Winnipeg Jets enter this game with a record of 49-33-5 and have lost three of their last five games, but their two wins of the series came on the road against the Blues. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Winnipeg Jets.
The Jets are 49-33-5 overall and 24-18-1 on the road. The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to avoid elimination with a win on the road against the Blues as they are down 2-3 in the series, but neither team has won at home in this series. Winnipeg is 49-33-5 overall, 24-18-1 on the road and 8-8-1 as an underdog this season.
Dustin Byfuglien leads the team in points and assists with 6 points and 5 assists. Kyler Connor and Patrik Laine are tied for the team lead in goals with 3 apiece. Connor Hellebuyck is 2-3 with a .912 save % and is allowing 2.58 goals per game in the playoffs.
Winnipeg is averaging 3.29 goals per game this season which ranks 7th in the NHL. They are averaging 31.15 shots per game which ranks 19th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.75 power play goals per game which ranks 5th in the NHL. They are averaging 3.02 power play chances per game which is tied for 11th in the NHL.
The Jets are allowing 2.95 goal per game which ranks 14th in the NHL.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues are 48-29-10 overall and 24-16-3 at home. The St. Louis Blues are one win away from advancing to the next round of the playoffs but have yet to win a home game in this series. St. Louis is 48-29-10 overall, 24-16-3 at home and 28-20-6 as a favorite this season.
Alex Pietrangelo leads the team in points and assists with 5 points and 5 assists. David Perron, Oskar Sundqvist, Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko are tied for the team lead in goals with2 apiece. Jordan Binnington is 3-2 with a .908 save % and is allowing 2.75 goals per game in the playoffs.
St. Louis is averaging 2.99 goals per game which ranks 15th in the NHL. They are averaging 31.61 shots per game which ranks 15th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.62 power play goals per game which ranks 9th in the NHL. They are averaging 2.91 power play chances per game which ranks 17th in the NHL.
The Blues are allowing 2.72 goals per game which is tied for 6th in the NHL.
St. Louis gets the win to advance
Neither of these teams have won at home in this series, but St. Louis has looked like the better team in the series to this point and came from down 0-2 in game five to win the game. Winnipeg is 6-4 in their last ten match-ups with St. Louis while outscoring the Blues by an average of 3.6 to 2.3 in those games.
The Jets are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Blues while outscoring St. Louis by an average of 3.33 to 2.33 in those contests. I look for the Blues to get the win and end the series against the Jets on Saturday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.