Previewing the Predators and Jets Matchup

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The Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets are two of the most competitive teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). Whenever these two teams meet, it’s always an exciting game to watch, and fans of both teams eagerly anticipate the outcome. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the stats and data to help determine who will win when the Nashville Predators play at the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. This is a big game for both teams as they are fighting for the 2nd wild card spot in the Western Conference and both teams are serparated by only 1 point.

Recent Performance: In the last 10 games played between these two teams, the Nashville Predators have won 6 times, while the Winnipeg Jets have won 4 times. This indicates that the Predators have been performing slightly better in recent years. Nashville is 3-1 in April and Winnipeg is 1-1.

Goals Scored: So far in the 2022-2023 season, the Nashville Predators have scored 214 goals, while the Winnipeg Jets have scored 233 goals. 

Goals Against: In terms of goals allowed, the Nashville Predators have allowed 225 goals, while the Winnipeg Jets have allowed 217 goals. 

Power Play: The Nashville Predators have a power-play percentage of 19.2%, while the Winnipeg Jets have a power-play percentage of 21.4%. 

Penalty Kill: The Nashville Predators have a penalty kill percentage of 81.7%, while the Winnipeg Jets have a penalty kill percentage of 82.7%. This shows that the Predators are better at defending against power play opportunities.

Road Record: The Nashville Predators have a road record of 25-7-7, while the Winnipeg Jets have a home record of 24-13-2. This shows that the Predators can perform well on the road, and may have a better chance of winning in a game played in Winnipeg.

Player Stats: The Nashville Predators are led in Goals by Matt Duchene, but is currently injured. The Jets led in Goals but Mark Scheifele. A pretty even matchup in goal with Saros from Nashville with 2.71 GAA and Hellebuyck from Winnipeg with 2.57 GAA.

In conclusion, based on these statistics, it’s difficult to predict with certainty who would win between the Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets on the road. Both teams are evenly matched, however, considering the Predators’ stronger defense, ability to perform well on the road, and more well-rounded offensive game, they may have a slight edge over the Jets in this matchup. Given that the Preds are plus money, there seems to be some value on the road underdog.

The Pick: Nashville Predators ML (+140) 1 unit to win 1.4 units