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Bruins vs Jets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Boston Favored to Bounce Back

Is the sky falling in Boston? It may feel that way as the Bruins have lost three of their last four games, including one as a -450 favorite against Chicago. Still, the NHL lines continue to favor Boston as it heads north to take on the Winnipeg Jets. Like Boston, Winnipeg is struggling and has lost eight of its last 11 games. This includes five of its last six at home.

Bruins Still the Best

Every dog has its day … and every favorite blows a big one once in awhile. Boston will shrug off its shocking loss to the Blackhawks and look to go back to its dominant ways. Even with their recent losses, the Bruins remain atop the NHL betting boards as the most profitable team this season.

Bruins vs Jets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Bruins vs Jets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

It’s unlikely for Linus Ullmark to have another bad outing. The runaway Vezina Trophy favorite is 4-0-1 with a 94.9 save percentage (SV%) in his next start after he has a game with an SV% below 90 percent. When he’s in between the pipes, the Bruins should deliver on the online sports betting lines.

And up front, the Bruins should continue to dominate defensively. This is a team with four formidable lines, most of which play elite two-way hockey. It’s why Boston ranks in the top five in most defensive 5-on-5 metrics including expected goals against per 60 minutes (2.4). But a lot hinges on Ullmark so keep an eye on the NHL news for his status.

Jets Running out of Fuel?

Winnipeg Jets fans feel this trend too painfully: The team starts fast but barely gets past the finish line. Winnipeg was atop the Central Division at one point with a 29-14-1 record. But since, the Jets have gone 9-15 (9-13-2). Maybe it’s fatigue, especially with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

The former Vezina Trophy winner is just 7-10-1 in his last 18 starts with a 90.6 save percentage. He’s looked more like himself in his back-to-back wins over Florida and Tampa Bay, but his struggles in Winnipeg continue. He’s won just four of his last nine starts and these came over the likes of Arizona and Chicago.

Hellebuyck will need to be in top form for the Jets to be worth betting online. Maybe facing his Vezina Trophy rival in Ullmark will bring out his best. He stopped 36 of the 39 shots he faced in Boston the last time as Winnipeg, despite getting badly outplayed, covered the puck line in a 3-2 defeat.

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Bruins vs Jets Head-to-Head

The Bruins are 7-3 (7-1-2) in their last 10 games against the Jets. Boston has the edge in the major stats here from shots per game to both power-play and penalty-kill percentages. The total has pushed or gone over in three of their last four games in Winnipeg.

Bruins vs Jets Game Information

  • Game: Bruins (50-11-5) vs Jets (38-27-3)
  • Day/Time: Thursday, March 16, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Bruins vs Jets Live stream: NHL.TV

Bruins vs Jets Betting Lines

Bruins vs Jets Picks and Prediction

The Jets should be a popular NHL picks as an underdog. This team has won three of its last four as an underdog and has enough star power to keep pace with the Bruins. Most notably, Hellebucyk may just outperform Ullmark or Jeremy Swayman in goal for Boston. Bank on the Jets to make this a close one.

Winnipeg is listed at +150 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Jets, you have a chance to win $150. Boston is -170, offering a chance to win $59 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Winnipeg a 40.00% chance to win, with the Bruins at 62.96%.

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