Jets vs. Predators - 1/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (19-17-7) at Winnipeg Jets (19-21-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -110 / Nashville Predators +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets square off Thursday night at the MTS Centre.
The Nashville Predators could use a big victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 15 goals, Filip Forsberg has 16 assists and Shea Weber has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.2 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 90 goals on 946 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 18 goals on 171 shots. Rinne has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 14 goals, Blake Wheeler has 30 assists and Drew Stafford has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 41 goals on 427 shots faced and Connor Hellebuyck has given up 31 goals on 448 shots. Hutchinson has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings.
It's hard to get a good read for either of these teams with both clubs being so inconsistent as of late. Instead, the under has hit in 12 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams. I'll play the trends here and side with the under.