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Boston Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets - 1/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets at Boston Bruins
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
TD Garden
Boston, MA
The Line
Boston Bruins -145 / Winnipeg Jets +131
TV Channel
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The Winnipeg Jets and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Tuesday night.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to rebound after taking a 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in their first game post all-star break. The game was scoreless through the opening period before Philly broke the deadlock with the opening goal of the game. Jack Roslovic would tie the game for the Jets, but that’s all the scoring the ‘Peg would do as Philadelphia re-took the lead by the end of the 2nd and added an insurance goal late in the 3rd to send Winnipeg back empty-handed. Laurent Brossoit took the loss, falling to 10-2-1 this season after allowing all 3 goals on 31 shots faced in the losing effort.

The Boston Bruins come into this game looking to make some noise after the all-star break, looking to get the bad taste out of their mouths after finishing the first half of the season with a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Danton Heinen opened the scoring for the B’s late in the 1st period before New York tied the game just 1:04 later, giving us a 1-1 tie after the opening 20 minutes of play. The Rangers took the lead after 2 periods with the lone goal of the middle frame. Brad Marchand tied the game for Boston at 2-2 early in the 3rd before the Rangers took the lead for good just before the midway point of the period. Jaroslav Halak took the loss, falling to 13-9-2 after allowing 2 goals on 13 shots in relief of Tuukka Rask, who left the game with concussion-like symptoms.

Winnipeg is 8-3 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 25-10 in their last 35 games against the Eastern Conference while the under is 3-0-2 in their last 5 road games. Boston is 8-0 in their last 8 games against the Western Conference and 39-16 in their last 55 home games while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games overall. Winnipeg is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 6-20-1 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams in Boston.

Winnipeg and plus money is tempting considering that the Jets are still one of the best in the West. However, not only are the Jets on the 2nd half of a back-to-back, but they’re going to Boston, where the Bruins have been strong this season and it’s also a venue that the Jets have had little success in over the years. I’ll lay the juice with Boston in this spot.

Boston Bruins -145

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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