Jets vs Bruins Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/9/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+127) Bruins (-140)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (23-16-4, 4th in the Central Division) are headed to TD Garden on Thursday where they'll meet the Boston Bruins (25-8-11, 1st in the Atlantic Division). The moneyline on this game has the Jets coming in at +127 and the Bruins are at -140. The O/U is set at 6. The Jets are covering 51.2% of the time, having gone 21-20 SU. The Bruins are covering 56.8% of the time, going 25-19 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 23 wins and 16 losses, which puts them at 4th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 131 goals which is 8th in the West and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 17th in the NHL. The Jets currently have a total of 50 points, which is 17th in the NHL and 8th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,342 which is 9th in the West and 19th in the NHL. As a unit, Winnipeg has a total of 915 hits which means they have an average of 21.3 per game. They currently have a total of 465 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has racked up 1,988 mins defending the goal this year. Hellebuyck is surrendering 2.69 goals per game which has him sitting 10th in the West and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he has given up 89 goals. His save % is .920 which has him sitting 9th in the West.
The Winnipeg Jets came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3 - 2 win over the Montreal Canadiens in their last game. The Jets had an average offensive output in this victory. In this game, they finished 3 of the 27 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score. Winnipeg earned a total of 4 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Jets was 38 and the Corsi against was 52 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.2%. Their Fenwick was 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 40, which earned them a rate of 41.2%. They took 25 face-off wins and were beaten on 28 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.9% and they had a PDO of 100.9 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens tallied 31 shots. They finished with 2 penalty mins and they had 2 power play chances.
The Bruins will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 25 wins and 8 losses. In discussing goal differential, they rank 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the league with +39. They have compiled a total of 146 goals for this year which puts them at 5th in the conference. Boston has a team save % of .922 which is good for 3rd in the league, which means they are a tough group to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.6% which puts them at 5th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having an ok year by giving up 2.29 goals per contest and that has him ranked 5th in the East and 8th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,575 mins he has played, he has allowed 60 goals. His save % is .924, which has him ranking 5th in the East and 10th among goalies in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins went up against the Nashville Predators in an outing where the Bruins ended up with the win by a tally of 6 - 2. For this outing, Boston wound up with a 51.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 45 while the opposition had a Corsi of 43. They had a Fenwick percentage of 54.8% with a Fenwick of 40 and the Predators earning a 33 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Boston had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 117.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.3%. The Bruins scored 6 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and converted 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Predators had 7 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals. Boston allowed 35 shots on goal and the Predators racked up 13 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-140)
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