In a game that features two teams that have started the season off strongly, the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators meet at Bridgestone Arena for a divisional matchup. The action gets started at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, November 20 and it will be shown live on Fox Sports Tennesse.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators Odds
Nashville (-140) is currently favored over Winnipeg (+120) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The odds for betting that total stand at -125 for the over and +105 for the under.
Winnipeg is 12-7 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 5.0 units this year. 11 of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and none have pushed. This 2017-18 Jets team is 5-4 SU on the road.
Winnipeg has converted on 21.9 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure thats good enough for seventh-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and its successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Jets have been called for penalties 4.4 times per game this season, 4.4 per game over its last five total, and 4.4 per game over its last five on the road. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays 8.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.
With a .931 save percentage and 28.9 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (11-4-2) has been the top option in goal for Winnipeg this year. If head coach Paul Maurice decides to rest him, however, the team might roll with Steve Mason (1-5-1 record, .892 save percentage, 3.76 goals against average).
Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele will both look to continue their strong seasons for the visiting Jets. Wheeler (25 points) has tallied five goals and 20 assists, and has recorded two or more points in seven different games. Scheifele has 11 goals and 13 assists to his nameand has logged a point in 12 games.
Nashville is 11-8 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 2.5 units this year. 10 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and none have pushed. Its 6-2 SU as the home team this year.
The Predators have converted on 22.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark thats good enough for seventh-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and its successfully killed off 83.7 percent of all opponent power plays.
Nashville players have been sent to the penalty box 6.1 times per game in total this season, and 5.0 per game over their past five match ups. The team has had to defend opponent power plays a whopping 16.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Pekka Rinne (29.1 saves per game) has been the primary selection in goal for the Predators. Rinne has 10 wins, five losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has maintained a 2.45 goals against average and a .922 save percentage this season.
The Preds will be led on offense by Filip Forsberg (nine goals, 11 assists).
Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over
- The total has gone over in four of Nashvilles last five games.
- Seven of Winnipegs last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 6-1 in those games.