Jets vs Bruins Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/16/23
Boston Bruins (50-11-5) vs. Winnipeg Jets (38-27-3)
March 16, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +146 / Boston Bruins -185; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canada Life Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 46 goals, David Krejci has 39 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 219 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 85.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 79 goals on 1,221 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 60 goals on 690 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 38 goals, Josh Morrissey has 52 assists and Kyle Connor has 234 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 132 goals on 1,621 shots faced, and David Rittich has allowed 47 goals on 482 shots.
The Bruins are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 47-15 in their last 62 overall. The Jets are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The under is 9-3 in Bruins last 12 Thursday games. The under is 48-21-5 in Jets last 74 overall. The Bruins are 27-11 in the last 38 meetings. The favorite is 32-13 in the last 45 meetings. The home team is 35-17-1 in the last 53 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets and the plus money is attractive considering they’re at home and need wins to get into the playoffs. However, the Jets have been cold over the last couple of weeks, and they’re going up against the best team in the league and most profitable team for bettors. I don’t bet against the Bruins much, and I’m not doing it here.