The Winnipeg Jets (5-2-1) meet the St. Louis Blues (2-3-2) at Bell MTS Place on Monday evening.
This is the Jets 5th game on home-ice in a run of six, with three of the previous four ending in wins. The last such victory was a 5-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday afternoon.
The Jets are currently averaging exactly 3.00 Goals per Game while allowing 2.50 Goals per Game. It’s been a solid enough start to the NHL season by the Jets, but star player Patrik Laine has yet to find his form in front of goal during the campaign to date, having lit the lamp on just three occasions. As things stand, Kyle Connor and Adam Lowry lead the way with four goals apiece.
After three consecutive losses, the Blues upset most hockey predictions with a shock 4-1 win on the road at the Scotiabank Arena against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday to record only their second victory of the season.
At present, the Blues are also averaging 3.00 Goals per Game but allowing 3.43 Goals per Game at the other end. David Perron leads the way for the Blues with four goals this season.
The Blues have had a major boost to their confidence with the win away to the Maple Leafs, but the Jets are the obvious betting favourites here and with the home-ice advantage they have to be the tips to win this game. For more attractive odds, it might just be worth looking at the Puck Line -1.5 for the Winnipeg Jets.
Pick: Puck Line – Winnipeg Jets -1.5 @ +175 (William Hill)