Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (24-20-7) at Winnipeg Jets (26-23-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -105 / Nashville Predators -105 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 37 assists and Ryan Ellis has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 90 goals on 879 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 68 goals on 643 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Winnipeg Jets need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 25 goals, Mark Scheifele has 33 assists and Blake Wheeler has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 108 goals on 1,321 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 48 goals on 418 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed four or more goals in five of their last nine games.
The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Jets are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The over is 11-3 in Predators last 14 road games. The over is 7-0 in Jets last 7 games following a win. The Predators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets have won five of the last seven meetings against the Predators, but they're playing horrible hockey at the moment and are a tough sell, especially when home ice hasn't helped much. The Nashville Predators are one of the worst teams in terms of money lost this season, but they've had some recent success on the road and are in far better form than the Jets. Give me the road team in this tossup NHL contest.