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Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators 12/15/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Nashville Predators (12-12-3) vs. Winnipeg Jets (18-9-1)
December 15, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -164 / Nashville Predators +136; Over/Under: +6
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The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canada Life Centre. The Nashville Predators have lost 4 straight games. The Winnipeg Jets have won 6 of their last 9 games.

The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Nino Niederreiter leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 17 assists and Filip Forsberg has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 57 goals on 617 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 20 goals on 265 shots.

The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 18 goals, Josh Morrissey has 27 assists and Kyle Connor has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 54 goals on 732 shots faced, and David Rittich has allowed 16 goals on 149 shots.

The Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Jets are 14-5 in their last 19 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The over is 34-16-1 in Predators last 51 road games. The over is 5-1 in Jets last 6 overall. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Right when you’re ready to believe in the Nashville Predators and think they’re turning the corner, the offense goes into a hole, and they lose 4 straight games. The Winnipeg Jets are quietly piling up the points, and they’re doing their best work on their home ice. This feels like two teams heading in different directions. The price is reasonable. Give me the Jets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Winnipeg Jets -164

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