Boston Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (9-8-2) at Boston Bruins (10-6-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins clash Saturday night in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Winnipeg Jets look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 12 goals, Mark Scheifele has 12 assists and Blake Wheeler has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 31 goals on 343 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 22 goals on 211 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have won all six games this season when allowing less than three goals.
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The Boston Bruins look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Bruins are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 10 goals, Brad Marchand has 11 assists and Dominic Moore has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 18 goals on 338 shots faced and Zane McIntyre has allowed 10 goals on 71 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in four straight games.
The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-20 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 47-21 in their last 68 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jets are 7-19-2 in the last 28 meetings in Boston and 8-20 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Jets continue to struggle with consistency and now run into a Boston Bruins team that's owned them over the years. The Bruins have been hot the last couple of weeks and have been very stingy on the defensive side. Hard to bet against the hot hand at home. Give me the Bruins for another victory over the inconsistent Winnipeg Jets.