Nashville Predators (48-15-10) at Winnipeg Jets (45-19-10)
|Date & Time||Sunday March 25, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -132 / Nashville Predators +102 --- Over/Under:
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The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets meet up in Winnipeg on Sunday in a show down of two of the best teams in the Western Conference.
The Predators look to make a statement on the road against the Jets in the marquee show down on Sunday in what is a relatively light schedule as teams prepare for the final stretch of the regular season. Nashville has been one of the league’s best teams all season long and have answered the critics who deemed their run to the Cup finals a season ago as a fluke as they are more than capable of getting back to the same point and perhaps go one step further and win their franchise’s first Stanley Cup. Nashville is stacked on the blue line but their depth up top has improved significantly over the last couple of seasons and with Pekka Rinne having a Vezina Trophy caliber season it looks like Nashville will be a very tough team to oust in the playoffs as they are a matchup nightmare for most teams.
The Jets meanwhile have taken the league by storm and are looking like a group capable of going on their own deep run in the Western Conference playoffs as they have a ton of fire power in the offensive zone and a goaltender in Connor Hellebuyck who has established himself as the team’s number one option by a country mile. Winnipeg needs to be careful here though as the Preds have gone 7-1 in their last eight games playing in the back end of a double header but with Winnipeg’s dominance playing on Sunday’s refuting that stat it could make for a very entertaining contest between two of the league’s best rosters.
The Predators are 21-8 in their last 29 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 meetings with the Jets while Winnipeg is 4-0 in their last four overall and 16-5 in their last 21 games playing on a Sunday. Nashville to me is a step ahead and might not have to deal with Patrik Laine here but Winnipeg has another gear at home and will be rested here as they get it done against Nashville.