The Blackhawks and Jets are set to face off at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The Jets will host the game at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB. This Central division matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Jets are favored to win at home vs. the Blackhawks.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS WINNIPEG JETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Winnipeg Jets -1.5

This game will be played at Canada Life Centre at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE WINNIPEG JETS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Jets picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Jets on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blackhawks (+1.5)

Can the Blackhawks Grab a Win on the Road?

For the season, the Blackhawks are 12-27-2, putting them in 15th place in the Western Conference and 8th in the Central Division. On the road, Chicago is just 4-17-1 and has lost four straight games.

Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone just 2-8 and have dropped four of their last five games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Chicago is 7-16 this season.

Chicago comes in with a puck line record of 19-22 and has dropped four straight games vs. the puck line on the road. The Blackhawks have a road puck line mark of 7-15 and an average scoring differential of -2.2 goals per contest away from home.

So far, 22 of the team's losses have been by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin when considered the underdog is at -1.4 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Blackhawks have a puck line record of just 1-9.

On average, Chicago's games have finished with 6 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Blackhawks come in with an over/under record of 17-22-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 30th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. In terms of the Blackhawks' offense during power plays, they are 26th in power play goals and 17th in shorthanded goals.

Chicago will be looking for a good game from Connor Bedard who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals, ranking 46th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

Defensively, the Jets are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 15th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Petr Mrazek gets the start and has made 25 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-14, and his save percentage is 0.932%.

Can the Jets Hold Strong at Home?

As the top team in the Western Conference, the Jets have a record of 27-9-4 and have won seven straight games. At home, Winnipeg is 14-5-2 and has won five straight games at home. Against the Central Division, the Jets are 11-4, and they have been favored in 27 of their 40 games this season.

Over their last ten games, Winnipeg has a record of 9-1, and they have won seven straight games when they have been favored. In the Western Conference, the Jets are in first place, and they have won five straight games against divisional opponents.

At home this season, the Jets have a puck line record of 14-7, and their average scoring margin per game is +1.1 goals. So far, Winnipeg has 21 wins by more than one goal.

Overall, the team's puck line record is 25-15, and they have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten home games, the Jets have a puck line record of 8-2.

This season, Winnipeg's games have an average of 5.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Jets come in with an over/under performance of 15-20-5.

Through their last three road games, Chicago has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Jets come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. The Winnipeg offense is ranked 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 18th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Winnipeg's offense is Kyle Connor. Coming into the game he has 17 goals, ranking 31st in the NHL. Connor also comes into the game with 11 assists.

The Jets defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 15th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets the start and has made 30 starts this season. His record at this point is 21-6, and his save percentage is 0.961%.