Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-175) Jets (+145)
The Boston Bruins (50-11-5) are hitting the road to Canada Life Centre on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Winnipeg Jets (38-27-3). The moneyline on this game has the Bruins at -175 while the Jets are coming in at +145. The total is 7.
The Boston Bruins will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-3 defeat to the Blackhawks in their previous game. The Bruins had an average offensive output in the loss. In the outing, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 42 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Boston accumulated 6 penalty mins in this outing.
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When at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 113 goals while earning 196 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston Bruins opponents have totaled 218 power play tries (9th in the league) and have notched 32 goals in those attempts. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 246 goals (2nd in hockey) this season and have allowed 145. Boston has tried 2,183 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.3%. For the year, they have recorded 105 points and their points percentage comes in at .795. The Bruins have had 1,947 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .926. Boston comes into the game with 222 power play chances and they have scored 50 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 22.52%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Linus Ullmark. Over the course of his career, Ullmark has earned 118 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .618. His save percentage is at .918 for his 11,415 mins guarding the cage. Ullmark has seen 5,886 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,403 saves. The opposition has racked up 483 goals versus Ullmark in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.54. He has an overall record of 109-62-16 and he started in 191 games. Ullmark has been involved in 199 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Winnipeg faced off against the Hurricanes in an outing where the Jets ended up taking the loss by a mark of 5-3. They had 1 chance on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Jets recorded 3 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they took.
The Jets have earned 164 goals at even strength and 47 goals (15th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Winnipeg has tried 2,055 shots (20th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.27%, while allowing their opponents 2,117 shots. During this campaign, the Winnipeg Jets have 211 goals, 79 points, as well as a points percentage of .581. They have allowed 193 goals to be scored by way of 159 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 219 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.46%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 82.91% on their opponents 199 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.9%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck in goal. He is sitting with 12,147 saves out of 13,261 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .916. Hellebuyck is the owner of a career record of 230-149-37 and has been in goal for 432 games. He has been a starter 423 contests and has racked up 24,915 mins. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage comes out to 56.7% and he has 240 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has yielded 1,114 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-175)
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