Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets
|Date & Time||Thursday March 14, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
Bell MTS Place
The Line: Boston Bruins +100 / Winnipeg Jets -122 -- Over/Under:
The Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Boston Bruins look to keep the puck rolling after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 26.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 31 goals, Brad Marchand has 55 assists and David Krejci has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 89 goals on 1,081 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 78 goals on 1,023 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Winnipeg Jets need a victory here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 32 goals, Blake Wheeler has 65 assists and Patrik Laine has 222 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 154 goals on 1,692 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 44 goals on 617 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Bruins are 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Jets are 65-26 in their last 91 home games, 52-23 in their last 75 games as a home favorite and 53-26 in their last 79 games as a favorite. The Bruins are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Winnipeg and 22-10 in the last 32 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Bruins last 10 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Jets last 6 overall.
The Boston Bruins head into this game playing better hockey and have won four of the last six meetings against the Jets, but it's only a matter of time before Winnipeg snaps out of this funk and this team has been highly consistent dating back to last season when a home favorite. After playing seven of their last 10 games on the road, the Winnipeg Jets should be able to settle in at home and put together a complete win to stop the bleeding. I'll side with the Jets on their home ice.