Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-138) Jets (+115)
The Winnipeg Jets (28-23-10) welcome the Boston Bruins (37-19-5) at Canada Life Centre on Friday. The line on this contest has Boston at -138 while Winnipeg is coming in at +115. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Boston Bruins were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 defeat to the Wild their last time on the ice. Boston accumulated 11 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Bruins had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 of the 26 shots they put on net.
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In relation to scoring goals, the Boston Bruins have earned 182 goals (17th in the NHL) on the season and have conceded 163. For the year, they have recorded 79 points and their points percentage comes in at .648. Boston has accounted for 170 power play chances and they have tallied 42 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 24.71%. When at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 127 goals while notching 140 themselves. Boston has taken 2,150 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.5%. The Bruins have had 1,767 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 192 power play opportunities (5th in professional hockey) and have come away with 36 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Jeremy Swayman. The opposition has notched 75 goals versus Swayman in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 1.94. Swayman has been involved in 39 games during his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .930 for his 2,321 mins played. He has an overall record of 24-11-3 and he has gotten the start in 38 games. For his career, Swayman has tallied 27 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .711. Swayman has seen 1,070 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 995 total saves.
In their last outing, Winnipeg went up against the Golden Knights in an outing where the Jets notched a win by a score of 7-3. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Jets notched 7 goals of the 23 shots on goal they took.
Winnipeg has attempted 2,005 shots (10th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing their opponents 1,967 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.54% on their opponents 179 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%. They have a total of 193 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 21.76%. The Jets have accumulated 146 goals at even strength and 42 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 186 goals to be scored by way of 144 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Winnipeg Jets have earned a total of 188 goals, 66 points, and a points percentage of .541.
Across the ice you are expected to see Connor Hellebuyck protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has yielded 940 goals altogether. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.9% and he has 196 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 357 games and has racked up 21,039 mins. Hellebuyck is sitting with a career record of 193-123-34 and has played in 366 games. He has racked up 10,190 stops out of the 11,130 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+115)
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