Winnipeg Jets to Give St Louis the Blues: Sunday NHL Picks

Dana Lane

Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:52 PM UTC

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 6:52 PM UTC

The Winnipeg Jets have revenge on the mind, in the second of a home and home, after the Blues handed the Jets a 2-0 shutout, Saturday. Puck drop at the Bell MTS Centre at 3:00 ET/6:00 PT

Free NHL Picks: the Jets on the ML
Best Betting Odds are -133 at BetOnline
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Crushed another winner last night when the St. Louis Blues disposed of the Winnipeg Jets in easy fashion. Following that win, we extend our streak to three straight. As we move towards the middle of the season I hope my selections has allowed your bankroll to fructify.

Tonight, we’re going to catch the flip side of this home and home, anticipating a different result.

I usually try to give you a later game but this stuck out too much. After one of the league’s best offensive (6th) were held scoreless you can bet the Winnipeg Jets are not in a good mood. Like always, bettors jump on what they just saw and are pounding the St. Louis Blues as I knew they would. According to the SBR odds page, the Jets opened as -135 favorites but were quickly bet down to -132 at 5Dimes. However, there must be some mind reading out there though; as I’m writing this the number has bounced back in favor of the Jets at some spots so go get this now. It’s a strange betting pattern because the large or professional money usually comes in early, taking advantage of the best number. In this case, it appears that the ‘pros’ waited, knowing the public would bet the Blues. Close to 53% of the wagers are coming in with support for the Blues but late money is driving the price up as high as -145 at JustBet. With every passing minute, there is a change in this number.

Jake Allen has to be a little nervous tonight. After all, he knows that Connor Hutton was forced to make 48 saves to lead the Blues to a win. Allen has to anticipate a ton of shots, if not more, against the Jets who will be on home-ice with a chip on their shoulder. The Jets were held scoreless but it wasn’t because they didn’t dominate the pace of play. In the first period, they put 15 shots on Hutton and then offered 21 more in the second. It was the most saves a Blues goaltender has made in a shutout. Make no mistake the Jets were the better of the two teams last night despite the results.

This is a Jets team that has now dropped five of their last six and despite their record has had difficulty finding their way into the top 10 of my power rankings. The main reason is, I can’t rely of them on a consistent basis. Often, I feel like their shot selection is too selective but if they’re going to be a team that’s going to get 48 shots on net then my perception has to change eventually.

This is a good hockey team that is in a position to give us their best for our NHL picks tonight.

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