Boston Bruins Travel to Winnipeg To Face the Jets
The Boston Bruins will travel to the Canada Life Centre on Friday night to take on the Winnipeg Jets in an Eastern Conference vs Western Conference showdown. These teams are facing off for the second and final regular-season matchup this season against one another as Boston was able to pick up a 3-2 home win back on January 22.
The Bruins are sitting at fourth in the Atlantic Division (36-18-5, 77 points) this season, while the Jets are sixth in the Central Division (27-23-10, 64 points) as of this writing.
These teams are having solid players lead the charge for their franchise, so this should be an extremely entertaining matchup. Let’s look a little closer to Boston and Winnipeg to determine which team we should be betting on.
Game Preview: Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets March 18
The Bruins are a very good offensive team this season as they are averaging 3.02 goals on 35.2 shot attempts. They are being led by right winger David Pastrnak, who is tied for 22nd in the league with points and seventh in the sport in goals as he has posted 60 points (33 goals, 27 assists). He added six points in his last five games.
On the defensive side of the ice, they are giving up 2.68 goals on 29.1 shots so far. Goalie Linus Ullmark has been struggling in the net as he has a 17-9-2 record with a .907 save percentage and 2.81 goals allowed per game this season.
The Jets have been right behind the Bruins offensively on the ice so far as they are averaging 2.97 goals on 33 shots. Left winger Kyle Connor has been dominating as he is tied for 10th in the nation in points and four in hockey with goals as he has provided 69 points (37 goals, 32 assists). He added seven points in his previous four games.
On the defensive side of things, they are allowing 3.02 goals on 32.2 shot attempts this season. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has a 20-21-9 record with 2.99 goals allowed per game and a .908 save percentage.
Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets Betting Prediction
There is a bit of a lean towards the offensive side in the way you would not expect, as Boston is averaging three goals in their previous three games while Winnipeg is scoring 3.8 goals in their last four games.
There is a huge difference between these teams against the spread as the Bruins are a brutal 22-37 ATS while the Jets are an incredible 34-26 ATS.
Go with the Winnipeg Jets to cover the puck line in their own arena.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.