Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi, and the Nashville Predators will do battle against Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in a divisional tilt. Fox Sports Tennesse will showcase the game, and the puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 23.
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds
Winnipeg is 44-30 straight-up (SU) and has earned 4.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, ranked fourth in the NHL in this young season, is fairly close to the 52-30 record the team posted during the 2017-18 season campaign. Of its 74 games this season, 36 have gone over the total, while 31 have gone under and just seven have pushed. This season, the team’s 24-13 SU at home.
The Jets have converted on 25.5 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 21st overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 79.7 percent of all penalties.
With a .912 save percentage and 29.4 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (31-25-2) has been the principal option in goal for the Jets this season. If head coach Paul Maurice decides to give him the evening off, however, Winnipeg could roll with Laurent Brossoit (13-8-8 record, .925 save percentage, 2.52 goals against average).
Nashville has lost 8.4 units for moneyline bettors thus far and is currently 42-33 straight up (SU). A total of 41 of its matches have gone under the total, while 31 have gone over and just three have pushed. As the visiting team, the Predators are 19-18 SU.
The Predators have converted on just 13.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 10th overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Pekka Rinne (.916 save percentage and 2.42 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville. Rinne is averaging 25.2 saves per game and owns a 27-24-5 record.
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Predictions
Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Under
- Three of the Predators’ last ten games have gone to a shootout. The team is 2-1 in those games and 4-2 overall in shootouts this season.
- The under has hit in four of Winnipeg’s last five games.
- Nashville skaters recorded 21.0 hits per game last season, while the Jets posted 23.3 hits per contest.