NHL Pick: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators
The Winnipeg Jets visit the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville where they take on division rivals the Nashville Predators. The Predators have played the Jets well winning 7 of the 10 meetings since the Jets moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg which also includes winning 4 of the 5 meetings played in Nashville.
Head to Head Trends
Jets are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Nashville Predators (-170)
The Nashville Predators are 1st in the Central Division with 89 points 4 points up on the 2nd place St Louis Blues. The Predators are having a great season but things haven’t been going right for them lately as they have lost their last 5 straight games including their last 3 games at home. The Predators still have the best home record in the NHL at 26-7 but it has to be a little concerning that they have almost doubled their season losses at home over their last 3 home games. The Predators have a pretty good offense averaging 3.0 goals per game but they do struggle on the power play at times so that’s something they really need to get going if they want to make deep playoff run. On defense the Predators are one of the best teams in the league allowing just 28.9 shots and 2.5 goals per game.
Nashville Predators Trends
Predators are 0-5 in their last 5 overall.
Predators are 26-7 at home this season.
Winnipeg Jets (+150)
The Winnipeg Jets are 5th in the Central Division with 76 points and are currently in a playoff spot but are just 2 points up on the LA Kings for final spot so every game is important from here on out. The Jets have been struggling a little bit over the last couple weeks losing 4 of their last 6 games and if you go back and look at their last 17 games they have just 3 regulation wins which makes it kind of unbelievable that they are actually still in a playoff spot. The Jets are middle of the pack in both goals for and goals against with 2.8 goals per game on offense and 2.7 goals per game on defense.
Winnipeg Jets Trends
Jets are 1-7 in their last 8 road games.
Jets are 20-41 in their last 61 vs. a team with a winning record.
I’m going with the Nashville Predators to snap their current 5 game losing streak and beat the Jets in this one. Even though the Predators have lost their last 5 games they are still one of the best teams in the league and they still also have the best home record in the league so I think they are definitely worth a shot here.
Free Pick: Nashville Predators -170