Winnipeg Jets (17-13-6) vs. Boston Bruins (23-12-2)
January 22, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins -167 / Winnipeg Jets +134; Over/Under: +6
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The Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden. The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 21 goals, Nate Schmidt has 17 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 72.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 83 goals on 947 shots faced, and Eric Comrie has allowed 17 goals on 197 shots.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 20 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 19 assists and David Pastrnak has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 50 goals on 585 shots faced, and Jeremy Swayman has allowed 36 goals on 440 shots.
The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The over is 6-2-2 in Jets last 10 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Bruins last 7 overall. The Jets are 6-21-1 in the last 28 meetings in Boston and 11-24 in the last 35 meetings.
The Boston Bruins are paying their best hockey of the season, and they’ve owned the Jets over the years. The Winnipeg Jets are having issues stringing wins together, and they haven’t had much recent success against quality teams. It’s hard to bet against the Bruins in their current form. I’ll lay the juice and side with the Bruins on their home ice.