Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets - 3/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (41-18-10) at Nashville Predators (44-14-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, TVA
The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a big road victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 40 goals, Blake Wheeler has 58 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 202 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 131 goals on 1,703 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 33 goals on 352 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in each of their last six games.
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The Nashville Predators look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 25 goals, P.K. Subban has 35 assists and Filip Forsberg has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 113 goals on 1,573 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 46 goals on 609 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 27-58 in their last 85 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 41-16 in their last 57 home games, 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 39-17 in their last 56 overall. The Jets are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Nashville, the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Nashville Predators watched their winning streak come to an end, but they're still the hottest team in the league and have lost just five home games since December 23. The Winnipeg Jets are playing great hockey as well, but they're also on the end of a back to back that included overtime in Washington, and they're ending what has been a brutal six-game road trip. We're sure to see some tired legs here. I have to back the Predators based on the rest advantage.