Game of the Month NHL 10*
(NHL) St. Louis vs. Winnipeg, 01/30/2023 8:00 PM, Score: 2 - 4
Point Spread: -1.50 | 124.00 Winnipeg (Home)
Result: Win
#62 ASA NHL TOP PLAY ON 10* Winnipeg Jets Puck Line (-1.5 goals +125) over St Louis Blues, Monday at 8:05 PM ET - Both clubs enter this game on losing streaks but there is a big difference between these teams right now.  St Louis is banged up with injuries and has been getting blown out on a regular basis.  Winnipeg is having a much stronger season under coach Rick Bowness (came over from Dallas before this season) but he just laid into his team after a 4-0 home shutout to the Flyers on Saturday!  That was 3rd straight loss for Jets but they have not lost 4 straight games all season long!  Also, the Jets have a rock solid goalie in Connor Hellebuyck.  Even if David Rittich starts between the pipes that would be fine as he has allowed an average of 2 goals last 2 starts.  But Hellebuyck is the expected starter here and he is one of the top goalies in the NHL.  Conversely, the Blues have allowed tons of goals as their goaltenders are struggling.  Probably it will be Jordan Binnington but whether it is him or Thomas Greiss, both have struggled in recent starts.  The Blues have allowed 4 or or more goals in 12 of 18 games.  The Jets had given up just 2.3 goals per game last 6 home games before that 4-0 loss to Philadelphia.  Coach Bowness got the attention of this team after that loss.  To a man, these players have been challenged and they will respond here.  Jets on home ice and off a home shutout and this is the final game for these clubs before the All Star break.  St Louis is hurting and missing some key guys and other guys banged up.  Jets the healthier team and on home ice and they are a big favorite on the money line but priced with value on the puck line.  Winnipeg has beaten the Blues five straight times!  The two wins this season have both been blowouts!  The Jets entered this game with last 7 wins by an average margin of 2.4 goals apiece.  St Louis has 24 losses in regulation this season and 23 of the 24 have been by at least a 2-goal margin!  Home team in a blowout per our computer math model.  Laying the 1.5 goals with home favorite Winnipeg is the value play here.