Jets vs. Blues Prediction
The St. Louis Blues host the Winnipeg Jets tonight in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Can St. Louis grab a 3-1 series advantage as the favorites in front of their home fans?
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Scottrade Center at 9:38PM ET
Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our NHL Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Blues are a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Jets are a +130 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Winnipeg. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Jets double up Jets
Winnipeg got back in the series Sunday night with a 6-3 victory at St. Louis to cut its Eastern Conference quarterfinals series deficit to 2-1. The Jets trailed 1-0 through one period, but bounced back with a big second period to assume control. Kevin Hayes evened up the score 4:57 into the second off assists from Mathieu Perreault and Josh Morrissey. Patrik Laine put Winnipeg up 2-1 less than three minutes later with assists courtesy of Jacob Trouba and Brian Little. A minute later, Kyle Connor scored on the power play to push the advantage to 3-1. Assists went to Blake Wheeler and Laine. St. Louis cut it back to 3-2 in the third, but the Jets responded on a Brandon Tanev goal 4:25 into the period on assists by Andrew Copp and Dustin Byfuglien. Byfuglien scored with 11:54 remaining in the contest to make it 5-2 on an assist from Copp. After the Blues got one goal back, an insurance goal from Connor with 5:16 to go on an assist from Mark Scheifele put it away. Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves on 29 shots to post the win.
Blues' defense falters in Game 3
After a pair of stellar performances on the road, St. Louis fell flat at home Sunday night in a 6-3 home loss to Winnipeg in Game 3. David Perron gave the Blues a 1-0 advantage on the power play with 48 seconds remaining in the first period off assists from Alex Pietrangelo and goaltender Jordan Binnington. St. Louis allowed three second-period goals to fall behind 3-1, but climbed closer 1:51 into the third period on a Vladimir Tarasenko goal assisted by Vince Dunn. Winnipeg scored two more goals to make it 5-2 before Alexander Steen cut the deficit to 5-3 as his score with 6:18 was assisted by Pietrangelo and Joel Edmundson. Winnipeg scored its final goal a minute later to clinch it. Binnington allowed six goals on 29 shots in the defeat.
NHL Betting Trends
The Jets are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall. The underdog is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
The Blues are 14-3 in their last 17 home games. St. Louis are 5-1 in its last six Tuesday games.
St. Louis looked strong in Game 2, but all it took was one poor period Sunday night to give the Jets some swagger back. Winnipeg has firepower up front, but I don't suspect we'll see as poor of a performance from the Blues defense in this series. The Blues are strong at home and have been one of the NHL's better teams since the turn of the calendar. I expect a rebound game tonight from the hosts.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WINNIPEG JETS -150