Free NHL Picks Today: Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks 11/5/22

Free NHL Picks Today: Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks 11/5/22
Sat 5th November 2022

The Chicago Blackhawks (5-4-2) head to take on the Winnipeg Jets (6-3-1) at Canada Life Centre on Saturday. Chicago is playing their first of four games on the road coming off a 2-1 overtime win over the Kings on Thursday, breaking a run of four straight defeats. Jonathan Toews and Jason Dickinson each scored once for the Blackhawks.

Arvid Soderblom had a great performance with 32 saves (.969%) in the win. Winnipeg beat the Canadiens 3-2 (OT) on Thursday. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Connor, and Blake Wheeler scored one apiece for the Jets. Connor and Dubois both added an assist to lead the team in scoring. Connor Hellebuyck saved 20 of 22 shots.


The Jets won two of the three games between the teams last season, including a 6-4 victory in their final meeting in March. Connor led Winnipeg with four points (1G 3A). Dylan Strome (1G 1A), Taylor Raddysh (1G 1A), and Patrick Kane (0G 2A) each had two points to lead Chicago. Hellebuyck got the win despite allowing four goals on 36 shots (.888%).


Chicago is averaging 3.09 goals per game for the season, 18th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Jets team that is allowing 2.70 goals a game (6th). Meanwhile, Winnipeg has found the net 2.90 times a game on average, 22nd in the league, and the Blackhawks are allowing opponents to score 3.09 goals per game (14th).

Chicago averages fewer shots (25.1) than any other team in the league, though the team’s 12.3% shooting percentage is third. Winnipeg has been one of the league’s better shot-stopping teams, ranking No. 5 with a team save percentage of .922%.

Don’t be surprised to see multiple power play opportunities for the Jets, as the Blackhawks are averaging 5.09 penalties per game, fourth-most in the NHL. The visitors’ 13.00 penalty minutes a game ranks third-highest.

The home team has been penalized 3.30 times a game (3rd-fewest in the league) for an average of 6.90 minutes (3rd-fewest).The Blackhawks’ 25.71% power play percentage ranks ninth in the league, while the Jets are 27th with a conversion rate of 14.29%. In terms of penalty killing, Winnipeg has the league’s 13th-ranked PK% at 80.77%, while Chicago is 24th at 75.56%.


With 10 points this season, Kane is the top skater for the Blackhawks. He has two goals and eight assists in 11 games. In the net, Alex Stalock (3-2-1) is Chicago’s top goaltender.

He has a 2.93 GAA and a .914% save percentage. Josh Morrissey leads the Jets in scoring with nine points. He has zero goal and nine assists. Hellebuyck (5-2-1) is the top goalie for Winnipeg with a goals against average of 2.35. He has a save percentage of .929%.


Chicago is 1-2-1 away from home this season. Winnipeg is 3-1-0 at home this season.

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Winnipeg Jets (-250)

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