At the beginning of the regular season the Winnipeg Jets were an odds-on favorite to win the Western Conference. As it turned out the Jets couldn’t even win the Central Division due to a stunning end of season collapse. Subpar defensive and goaltending play are the main culprits to the Jets problems. And those problems blew up into an absolute crisis in their playoff series against the Blues. St. Louis surprised everyone betting on NHL games by winning games one and two at Winnipeg. With the series shifting to St. Louis the Jets were facing unexpected danger.
St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets Western Conference Playoffs
Date and Time: Tuesday, 16th April 2019
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NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Jets||+1½ (-225)||5½ (+105)||+130|
|Blues||-1½ (+185)||5½ (-125)||-150|
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St. Louis Blues
Above all the road team has won the first three games of this series. St. Louis posted 2-1 and 4-3 wins at Winnipeg. Following that was a 6-3 win by the Jets at St. Louis in game three. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington had his first bad performance in the playoffs in that third game at Enterprise Center. Binnington allowed six goals on just 29 shots in the loss. Considering how Binnington saved the Blues season with a .927 save percentage it was a stunning failure.
Of great concern to Winnipeg backers was their terrible play down the stretch. What was a lock on the Central Division title turned into a second place finish to the Nashville Predators. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been inconsistent in the playoffs with a .897 save percentage. By contrast his regular season save percentage was .913.
Team vs. Team
Few teams in the NHL were as profitable as the Blues were at home. As an example, St. Louis has won 14 out of their last 16 games at Enterprise Center. Six of their last 10 home games have gone under the total. Equally important is how well the Blues have performed on the road. St. Louis has won 12 out of their last 20 games on enemy ice. Just two of their last seven away games have gone under the total.
Winnipeg has declined as a road value for betting on NHL games. To show the Jets have lost four of their last six matchups on the road. Even worse has been Winnipeg’s performance at home recently. Cause by nine losses in their last 13 home games. And four of the Jets last seven games at MTS Place have gone under the total.
Late on the Jets and Blues have split their last six online betting matchups. Only two of their last six meetings have gone under the total. St. Louis has won four of their last five away games against Winnipeg. Of great concern is Winnipeg’s level of dominance at Enterprise Center. In the last eight games in this matchup at St. Louis the Jets have won seven times.
Matchup to Watch
By reason of how even these teams are a long series is the most likely scenario. Winnipeg still rates as the potentially superior Betting on NHL games value due to their scoring depth. Correlate how the Jets exploited the Blues back end and stopped the bleeding in game three.
Blues vs. Jets Betting on NHL Games Picks
In this situation look for the Jets to rally and take the series.
Betting on NHL games online series Pick: Winnipeg Jets
Catch highlights of the Jets win at St. Louis in game three!