Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets
|Date & Time||Saturday March 23, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Bell MTS Place
The Line: Nashville Predators +100 / Winnipeg Jets -121 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Nashville Predators look for a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 31 goals, Ryan Johansen has 49 assists and Roman Josi has 255 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 118 goals on 1,402 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 69 goals on 809 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in each of their last five games.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 35 goals, Blake Wheeler has 68 assists and Patrik Laine has 228 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 160 goals on 1,808 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 49 goals on 652 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 54-23 in their last 77 games as a home favorite and 57-26 in their last 83 games as a favorite. The underdog is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 18-7-2 in Predators last 27 overall. The under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 overall.
The Winnipeg Jets have won five of the last eight meetings against the Nashville Predators, which includes a 5-3 win three weeks ago. The Jets have been money as a home favorite for much of the season, and they're playing better hockey overall these last couple of weeks. While the Predators are probably the better team overall, I'll give the edge to the Jets on their home ice.