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Predators face the Jets in divisional clash

The Nashville Predators will look to start a new win streak when the Winnipeg Jets come to town. The Preds were riding a 10-game stretch of wins before getting edged by New Jersey in a shootout on Saturday. This is the fourth and final meeting between these divisional foes this season with Nashville winning two of the first three tilts. 

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in the Jets’ last four games on the road vs the Predators.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Predators’ last eight games vs teams with winning records.
  • The Jets are 5-0 SU in their last five games after consecutive losses.

The Predators are sitting pretty at the top of the Western Conference and this matchup has playoff implications with Nashville only leading Winnipeg by six points and a game in hand. The last time these two teams locked horns at the end of February, the Preds won in a 6-5 barnburner with an intensity that rivaled a Game 7.

One of the main reasons for Nashville’s surge has been its offensive output since the all-star break as the Predators rank third in goals per game (3.62) and are outshooting their opponents by five shots a game. On the other side of the puck, the Preds rank first in goals allowed per game in that same stretch and goaltender Pekka Rinne is neck and neck with Andrei Vasilevskiy for the Vezina Trophy. If bettors are planning to back Nashville, they should know the Preds are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games vs their division at home.

As for the Jets, they rank near the Preds in both of those categories since the all-star break and are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games. But the injury bug has not been kind to Winnipeg recently as center Mark Scheifele is nursing an upper-body injury and will be out for tonight’s contest. Luckily for the Jets, they have another stud-in-waiting with 19-year-old Patrik Laine, who is second in goals this season with 41. However, the trend that doesn’t bode well for Winnipeg is the visiting team is 2-5 SU in the last seven games in this matchup.

The total opened at 5.5 and bettors should be all-in on the OVER. In the three meetings between these teams this season, the OVER hit in all three with an average combined score of 9.6 goals per game.

Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nashville Predators currently sport a record of 44-14-10. The Winnipeg Jets are 41-18-10. Betting totals have seen the Predators post a 34-33-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jets have gone 34-33-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Winnipeg injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at OddsShark show the No. 9-rated Jets taking on the No. 4-rated Predators in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.26 goals per game, against a Winnipeg defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.64 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 21.83% while the Jets defense kills off 82.76% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Winnipeg lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Capitals on March 12. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Nashville was a 3-2 loser at home against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Winnipeg is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 5 games
  • Winnipeg is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Nashville is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Nashville is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Nashville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Nashville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Winnipeg home to Chicago, Thursday, March 15
Nashville at Arizona, Thursday, March 15

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