Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators - 1/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (20-16-7) at Winnipeg Jets (24-17-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +105 / Nashville Predators -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Sunday afternoon.
The Nashville Predators will look to build on a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in their last outing. Viktor Arvidsson opened the scoring for the Preds just 3:16 into the game before Colin Blackwell and Matt Duchene pushed the lead to 3-0 by the end of the 1st period. Chicago pulled one back with the lone goal of the 2ndperiod and cut the deficit to 3-2 early in the 3rd before Nick Bonino and Pekka Rinne, yes you heard that right, Pekka Rinne, scored on an empty net :15 apart to restore the three-goal cushion. Rinne got the win between the pipes to improve to 15-9-3 on the year after stopping 29 of 31 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to rebound from a 5-4 loss to the Boston Bruins in their last outing. Kyle Connor opened the scoring for the Jets before Boston tied the game at one with just under three minutes to go in the 2nd period. Andrew Copp restored Winnipeg’s lead before the B’s tied the game just before the midway point of the 2nd period and took the lead with just over a minute to go in the 2nd period. Neal Pionk tied the game at three with :08 to go in the 2nd and Mark Scheifele gave the Jets a 4-3 lead just under eight minutes into the 3rdbut Boston would tie the game and take the lead for good in a span of :33 with just over eight minutes to go in the game. Laurent Brossoit took the loss, falling to 4-5-0 on the year after allowing all 5 goals on 36 shots faced in the losing effort.
Nashville is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 16-5 in their last 21 road games. Winnipeg is 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 10-4 in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home underdog. Nashville is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams
I get that Nashville put up a solid win on the road against Chicago last time out, and Winnipeg hasn’t been as good at home as they’ve been on the road which is a bit strange. But this line makes no sense to me. The Predators are still not a team I’m looking to back right now and I still don’t think that John Hynes is the right guy to lead the Predators. Winnipeg is a better team than what they’ve shown lately, and the Jets have had Nashville’s number in recent meetings. I’ll take Winnipeg and the plus money here.