Nashville Predators (58-21-11) at Winnipeg Jets (57-21-11)
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 1, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -120 / Nashville Predators +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Nashville Predators visit the Winnipeg Jets in game three of their second round NHL series.
The Winnipeg Jets missed out on an impressive 2-0 series lead and a sweep of Nashville on their home ice with Sunday’s 5-4 double overtime defeat. Winnipeg saw Mark Scheifele score on a first period power play and in he third with 65 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.
Dustin Byfuglien and Brandon Tanev also found the scoring column for the Jets with Scheifele adding an assist while Byfulgien logged a pair of helpers. Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck fell to 5-1-1 with five goals given up on 41 shots.
The Nashville Predators were the best team in hockey during the regular season but survived a late blown lead to avoid an 0-2 hole in round two thanks to their offense. Ryan Johansen topped the Nashville scoring burst with a first period goal and a third period tally that gave the team the lead.
PK Subban and Viktor Arvidsson also found the back of the net in the second while Filp Forsberg added three assists for Nashville. Arvidsson also posted two assists to make a winner of Pekka Rinne and his 40 stops and get the Preds even in the series.
Under is 4-0 in Predators last 4 Tuesday games and over is 6-0-1 in Predators last 7 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and Predators are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games. Under is 5-0 in Jets last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. Home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
There were plenty of defensive lapses in game two so logic says this is a bit lower scoring but for now I lean Winnipeg and will look further in to this…