Bruins vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-140) Jets (+127)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (29-10-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division) travel to Bell MTS Place on Friday where they'll take on the Winnipeg Jets (25-22-4, 4th in the Central Division). The Jets open this matchup at +127 while the Bruins are priced at -140. The total is set at 6. The Bruins are covering 56.9% of the time, having gone 29-22 SU. Winnipeg is covering 45.8% of the time, going 22-26 straight up.
The Boston Bruins head into this game holding a record of 29 wins and 10 defeats, which is good for 1st in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 169 goals which is 5th in the East and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is +41, which is good for 1st in the league. The Bruins currently have a total of 70 pts, which is 2nd in the league and 2nd in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,610 which is 8th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the league. As a team, Boston currently has a total of 1,162 hits which means they are averaging 22.8 per game. They currently have a total of 539 blocks for the year. The goaltender for Boston is Tuukka Rask from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has played a total of 1,638 mins protecting the goal for the season. Rask is allowing an average of 2.27 goals per contest which has him ranking 3rd among Eastern Conference goalies and 5th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 62 goals. He holds a save percentage of .925 which has him ranking 6th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Boston Bruins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in their previous game. The Bruins played like an average offensive team in this victory. In this outing, they finished 3 out of the 37 shots they attempted. They also had 5 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Boston had a total of 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Bruins sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 36 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 55.0%. Their Fenwick was 40 while the Fenwick against was 31, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 56.3%. They earned 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 20 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 36.4% and they had a PDO of 105.1 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Vegas Golden Knights earned a total of 29 shots. They finished with 10 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
The Jets are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 25 wins and 22 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 11th in the Western Conference and 24th in the NHL with -10. They have compiled a total of 149 goals for the season which ranks them 9th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .905 which has them ranked 15th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 9.6% which is good for 8th in the Western Conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average year by surrendering 2.74 goals per contest and that places him 10th among Western Conference goaltenders and 24th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,319 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 106 goals. He has a save % of .917, which ranks him 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 18th among goalies in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets played the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Jets took the defeat by a score of 4 - 3. While out there on the ice, Winnipeg had a 49.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 54 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.8% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 42 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Winnipeg had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their PDO at even strength was 96.3 and their oZS percentage was 47.5%. The Jets netted 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances. Regarding their opponent, the Blue Jackets had 1 power play chance and ended up scoring 1 goal. Winnipeg allowed 29 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-140)
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