Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 12/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets and Benefits



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Toy: Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022

location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

television: NESN

Odds / Spread: Jets (+168) Bruins (-205)

The Boston Bruins (25-4-2) will try to take down the Winnipeg Jets (21-10-1) at TD Garden on Thursday. The odds in this game have the Jets at +168 and the Bruins at -205. The total comes in at 6.

The Winnipeg Jets came home feeling good about their game with a 5-1 win over the Senators in the previous round. The Jets had an impressive offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they tallied the score of 5 out of the 24 shots they attempted. They also had 1 try at play but did not score a goal. Winnipeg got 4 minutes into the box in this contest.

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While at his strongest, the Jets surrendered 65 goals while scoring 84 goals. Winnipeg Jets opponents created 86 power play opportunities (30 in the league) and scored 16 goals in those opportunities. Speaking of their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets scored 108 goals (12th most in professional hockey) in the campaign and surrendered 81. Winnipeg attempted 972 shots and had a shooting percentage of 11.1%. For the season, they have 43 points and their points% are 672. So far the Jets have made 1,005 shots attempted against them and they have a save percentage of 0.919. Winnipeg enters the game with a solid 100 game chances and they have scored 24 goals during those chances, earning them a 24.00% percentage.

The guy in the net for this game is Connor Hellbwick. Hellebuyck played in 405 games during his hockey career. He earned a win-loss record of 217-136-36 and was named the starter in 396 games. Opponents have managed 1,038 goals against Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.67. Hellebuyck saw 12,421 shots taken against him and recorded 11,383 saves. His save percentage is currently 0.916 in 23,356 minutes on the ice. Over his time in hockey, Hellebuyck has earned 224 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is 0.566.

The last time they were out, Boston squared off with the Panthers in a game the Bruins won, 7-3. The Bruins scored 7 of the 26 shots on goal they were going for. They had 4 power play opportunities in this competition and scored 2 of those tries.

So far this season, the Boston Bruins have a 121 goals, 52 points, plus percentage of 0.839. They allowed 67 of 49 goals on equal power and 18 while shorthanded. The Bruins have 86 goals on power play and 35 goals (third in hockey) on power play. They scored 118 power play opportunities and a power play percentage of 29.66%. Boston has attempted 1,079 shots (8th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 11.21%, while allowing 904 shots to the opposition. They have posted an 85.00% penalty kill rate in the teams other 120 power play attempts, and their save percentage is 92.6%.

Across the ice you will find Linus Ullmark protecting the goal. He has an average opposition rate of 2.59 goals/game and has scored 444 goals in total. Ullmark has a quality starting percentage of 58.5% and has 100 quality starting assignments in his career. He was named a starter in 171 contests and was on the ice for 10,277 minutes. Allmark compiled a career mark of 94-58-16 and played in 180 games. He made 4,856 saves out of 5,300 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of . 916.

Who will win the NHL game tonight against the spread or the money line?

Tony’s Pick: Take Winnipeg (+168)

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