The Bruins and Jets are set to face off at 8:00 ET on NESN. The Jets will host the game at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB. The Bruins are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Jets. The game’s over/under currently sits at 5.5 goals.
BOSTON BRUINS VS WINNIPEG JETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Winnipeg Jets +1.5
This game will be played at Canada Life Centre at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE WINNIPEG JETS:
- Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Jets.
- We like the Jets on the moneyline (+103)
- The Jets are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Is a Win at Winnipeg Possible for the Bruins?
Facing the Jets, the Bruins have a record of 19-6-6 so far. At home, their record is 10-2-3 and 9-3-3 on the road. Their current record places them 1st in the Eastern Atlantic division and 2nd in the Eastern conference.
Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Boston has a 16-14 record. On the road they are 8-7 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is8-7. This season, Boston’s games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 5.9. The Bruins currently have an over/under record of 14-16-0.
In their last three games away from home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
On offense, the Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. Boston’s offense is currently ranked 12th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 31st in the league.
The leading scorer for Boston’s offense is David Pastrnak. Coming into the game he has 19 goals, ranking 4th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 24 assists this season.
The Jets defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Jeremy Swayman gets the start and has made 15 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-1, and his save percentage is 0.7040816326530612%.
Will Winnipeg Find a Way to Win at Home?
This season, the Jets have an overall record of 19-9-3. On the road, Winnipeg holds a 9-4-1 mark, and they are 10-5-2 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 5th in the Western conference.
Against the puck line, Winnipeg is 19-12. Their road puck line record so far is 9-5 while sitting 10-7 at home against the puckline. This season, Winnipeg’s games are averaging 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Jets currently have an over/under record of 13-15-3.
In their last three home games, Winnipeg has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
On the offensive side, the Jets are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. This year, the Jets have recorded a 9-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 10-2 record.
Winnipeg’s current leading scorer is Kyle Connor. This season, he has 17 goals, which puts him 11th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Connor has 11 assists this season.
Defensively, the Jets are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets the start and has made 23 starts this season. His record at this point is 15-6, and his save percentage is 0.9285714285714286%.