Chicago vs Winnipeg: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Thursday November 29th, 8:00 pm ET
It’ll be a Central Division showdown when the Chicago Blackhawks visit Winnipeg to take on the Jets in a midweek battle.
The Central Division is proving to be the league’s best, with the likes of the Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets fighting it out for top spot. Despite it still being early days, it’s the dogfight at the top of the standings that makes Thursday’s game against a poor Blackhawks side a must win for the Jets.
Winnipeg is certainly not short on offence and will like their chances of putting the puck in the net against Chicago. Patrick Laine scored five goals against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night – becoming just the sixth player of the modern-era to record three or more hat tricks in his team’s first 22 games. It was his second hat trick of the week and he is more than capable of doing again on Thursday night.
Chicago find themselves near the bottom of the Central Division and already seemingly out of playoff contention. They have been woeful at the back, with just one team in the Western Conference conceding more. It is why they only have 23 points after 24 games and things do not look to be improving under new head coach Jeremy Colliton.
Joel Quenneville had led the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup titles, but was let go earlier in November after an abysmal start to the season. However, Chicago do not have a very good hockey team and will likely struggle for the remainder of the season even after the change behind the bench. They have been terrible on the road picking up just four wins in 13 games away from the United Center and will probably see that record get even worse after their trip to Winnipeg on Thursday.
Score Prediction: Winnipeg 6-2.
- Patrick Laine to score anytime
Patrick Laine has been able to find the back of the net at will over the past couple of weeks. Look for that trend to continue in this one.
Winnipeg put up eight against another Central Division rival on Saturday – the St Louis Blues – and could do the same against the Blackhawks at the MTS Centre.
- Winnipeg to win in regulation
Winnipeg should cruise to a win on Thursday, with overtime not being needed. This should be a safe play.
Head to Head
Chicago won three of the five games played between these two teams last season, including one game at the MTS Centre.
- Winnipeg is 11-11 ATS after their first 22 games of the season.
- Winnipeg has hit the over just eight times after their first 22 games of the season.
- Chicago is 10-14 ATS after their first 24 games of the season.
- Chicago has hit the over just 10 times after their first 24 games of the season.