Nashville Predators @ Winnipeg Jets Odds

Nashville Predators
Winnipeg Jets

Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets History

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6 wins / 0 draws / 4 defeats
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3 wins / 0 draws / 7 defeats
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Predators @ Jets Preview

The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets have battled over dominance of the western conference for the past few seasons. As the top two teams in the deep Central Division, the Jets and the Predators tend to be the best NHL betting options for Stanley Cup futures. Nashville won six of the last ten regular season games against the Jets, outperforming Winnipeg during the regular season. The Predators won the Presidents’ Trophy last year, while the Jets finished second overall, three points behind Nashville.

During the 2018-19 season, Nashville and Winnipeg jockey for top spot in the conference again. These clubs are among the top point producers in the league, on track for another 110+ point campaign. Nashville’s dealt with serious injury issues, overcoming the loss of Arvidsson and Forsberg to maintain momentum in the standings. The Jets have fought inconsistency and a concussion to top defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, relying on the prodigious goal scoring of Patrik Laine to survive rough patches during early season competition.

Both clubs remain top candidates to represent the western conference at the Stanley Cup finals in 2019, despite vastly different playing styles. Nashville features one of deepest bluelines in the league, relying on strong puck movement and breakout plays from defenseman. Winnipeg’s forwards are among the best groups in the league, with coach Paul Maurice implementing a fantastic mix of speed and size to unleash an aggressive attack.

Nashville forwards, when lead by a healthy Forsberg, Arvidsson and Johansen, can be just as dangerous as the Jets. Secondary scorers include Kyle Turris, Kevin Fiala and Craig Smith, underrated depth forwards. When Byfuglien’s healthy, the Jets defenders match up well against any competition, with Trouba, Morrisey and Myers forming a superb top foursome.

Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators

Select Winnipeg Jets Puckline (-1.5, TBD)

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    Winnipeg plays excellent hockey on home ice.

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    Jets will represent great value with Byfuglien injured.

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    Predators play on road has been inconsistent.

Nashville Predators @ Winnipeg Jets Head-to-Head Trends

On paper, the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators match up against each other very well, creating close matchups more often than not. A seven-game series in the conference semi-finals last year displayed the parity between these clubs, along with the strength of the Jets. 

Winnipeg’s considered a bit quicker and bigger, while the Predators have a slight edge in defensive integrity and goaltending depth. Connor Hellebuyck’s an outstanding goaltender, but Pekka Rinne and Jusse Saros form a superior tandem, especially when Rinne maintains his Vezina-winning form.

During their last regular season meeting in October, the Predators managed to shut out Winnipeg’s offense during a 3-0 victory in Nashville. This early-season meeting took place before Laine and the Jets offense woke from their slumber. As such, don’t expect another shutout when these teams meet in Winnipeg.

The Jets have been one of the more dominant home teams in the NHL, including three wins over their last four meetings against Nashville in Winnipeg. If Nashville’s top producers remain injured, the Jets home advantage will become even more deadly with the ability to play the matchup game against a depleted roster.

Despite the occasional defensive battle, these two clubs tend to explode when they meet, scoring 6.6 goals per game over their past ten meetings. This trend intensifies in Winnipeg – last season, these teams scored 20 goals in two clashes on the Jets home ice.