Add 'Over' to NHL Picks: Bruins & Jets to Top 5 Goals

Ross Benjamin

Friday, December 19, 2014 2:01 PM GMT

We’ll be discussing our best NHL totals value on the Friday night card. The focus will be on the game between Boston/Winnipeg, and our article concludes with a 61-24 NHL totals betting system pertaining to this contest.

Best Value on a NHL Total
The Winnipeg Jets will host the Boston Bruins tonight with the opening faceoff slated for 8:05 PM ET. We’ll be focusing on the total in this contest for one of our NHL picks on Friday. According to the NHL odds at BetOnline, the posted total in this game is 5.0.

 

Team Tendencies on the Total
The Boston Bruins are coming off a 3-2 win at Minnesota in their previous game. The Bruins have gone over the total in 15 of 20-games the past 2-seasons following a 1-goal win. Boston has also surpassed the number in 22 of 31-games on the road the past 2-seasons when the total is 5.0 or less. Tuukka Rask is the probable starter in goal tonight for Boston. Although Rask still remains one of the best goaltenders in the world, he’s been less than impressive in 9-starts on the road, compiling a subpar .890 save percentage, and just 2 of those 9-contests stayed under the total.

The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a convincing 5-1 home win over the Buffalo Sabres in their previous game. The Jets have gone over the total in all 6-games this season following a home win, and those contests averaged a combined 7.0 goals per tilt. The Jets have been clicking offensively of late by scoring 23-goals over their last 6-games.

 

NHL Totals Betting System
The Boston Bruins enter tonight having lost 6 of their previous 8-games overall. They’ve also gone a disappointing 16-16 (.500) against the money line for the season. The combination of their season record and recent struggles, in addition to this game being in the first half of the season, sets up a very profitable NHL totals betting system.

Any road team in the 1st half of the season with a total of 5.0 or less, coming off losing 5 or 6 of their previous 7-games, and they possess a winning percentage of .450 to .550, has seen that road team go over the total in 61 of those 85-games (71.8%) since 1997.

Free NHL Pick: Bruins/Jets to go over the total of 5 at BetOnline