Winnipeg Jets (2-1-0) at Nashville Predators (2-1-0)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 11, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Nashville Predators -135 / Winnipeg Jets +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5
Thursday NHL features the Nashville Predators hosting the Winnipeg Jets.
The Winnipeg Jets head back on the road for the third time in four games following a 2-1 victory versus the visiting LA Kings on Tuesday. The LA Kings saw Ilya Kovalchuk score the first goal of the game off of assists from Drew Doughty and Alex Iafallo while Jack Campbell was saddled with the loss with both goals allowed on 39 shots.
The Jets received a first period tally from Mark Scheifele with Kyle Connor scoring a power play goal in the second. Connor Hellebuyck upped his record to 2-1 with the lone goal scoring on 17 shots.
The Nashville Predators bid for a third straight win to kick off the 2018-19 campaign went by the wayside in a 3-0 loss to visiting Calgary on Tuesday. Nashville ran in to a hot goalie as they recorded 43 shots while Pekka Rinne absorbed the loss with three goals scoring on 27 shots.
The Flames saw Sean Monahan score with the man advantage in the second and just 33 seconds in to the third while Elias Lindholm tallied in the first on the power play. Johnny Gaudreau assisted on each goal to support the 43 save performance of Mike Smith who improved to 2-1 for Calgary.
Under is 3-0-2 in Jets last 5 overall and under is 3-0-2 in Jets last 5 vs. Western Conference and under is 2-0-2 in Jets last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. Predators are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss of 3 or more goals and Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals and Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. Road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Nashville.
Winnipeg is very capable at the offensive end so I expect the Predators to get their offense going and topple the over…