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Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins 01/31/2020 Predictions, NHL Picks and Betting Odds

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Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins 01-31-2020 Predictions NHL Picks and Betting Odds

Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins 01/31/2020 – The Boston Bruins will be finally back in action after a 10-day break when they visit the Winnipeg Jets inside the Bell MTS Place on Friday to start a grueling stretch of eight road games in their next 12 assignments. The Bruins will look to avert complacency as their once comfortable buffer at the top of the Atlantic Division standings is now trimmed to just five points. Boston carries 70 points as the footsteps of Tampa Bay are being heard at the trail with 65 points. In fact, the Lightning already passed the Bruins in total wins, 30-29. Still, the NHL betting lines predict that the Bruins will not be hampered by rust caused by the long break as they are pegged as favorites on the road against the Jets.

Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins 01/31/2020

When: Friday, January 31, 08:00 PM ET

Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba

TV: NESN

Stream: SofaScore

Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins 01/31/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Winnipeg Jets +1.5 (-185) 6 o (-110) +135
Boston Bruins -1.5 (+165)  6 u (-110) -155
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Winnipeg Jets

The Jets suffered a four-game setback before hitting the All-Star break in which they got overwhelmed by a disastrous 20-7 total scoring disparity. Their return to ice action against Boston inside the Bell MTS Place will start a well-needed three-game homestand as their chase for a playoff spot continues. Winnipeg Jets have lost six of their seven games, including the current slide. They will try to pounce on, though, on a relatively favorable schedule as they play nine of their next ten games at home.

Players to watch: Mark Scheifele (GP 51, G 23, A 31, PTS 54), Kyle Connor (GP 51, G 25, A 25, PTS 50), Patrik Laine (GP 49, G 17, A 28, PTS 45)

Boston Bruins

The season could not be more exceptional for David Pastrnak. Apart from keeping hold of the league’s top-scoring bragging rights, the Czech skater was also recognized as the MVP of the just concluded All-Star game where he amassed four goals and two assists. He will try to add more to his 70-point total when the Bruins get back to real business on Friday. Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask is expected to return after a three-game absence due to a concussion which also caused him to miss the All-Star Game. 

Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 51, G 37, A 33, PTS 70), Brad Marchand (GP 51, G 21, A 44, PTS 65), Patrice Bergeron (GP 42, G 21, A 20, PTS 41).

Winnipeg Jets vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Trends

Jets

Jets are 1-6 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Winnipeg is 1-7 in their last 8 home games.
Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
Over is 6-1 in Jets last 7 vs. Atlantic.
Over is 5-1 in Winnipeg’s last 6 games a home underdog.
Under is 10-4-2 in Jets last 16 games playing on 3 or more days rest.

Bruins

Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Boston is 39-19 in their last 58 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Bruins are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 3-0-1 in Bruins last 4 games following a win.
Under is 6-1 in Boston’s last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 vs. Central.

Jets vs Bruins Betting Picks

Take advantage of the money line value offered by the Vegas odds. Take the Jets, who are underdogs at home after the break, to win this ice match. Expect the Bruins to be shaky as they will still try to figure out how to fend off their complacent mindset. The Jets will buckle up with their sense of urgency, looking to begin their homestand on a winning note. 

Score Prediction: Jets 4, Bruins 3.