Nashville at Winnipeg NHL Spread, Game Info & Pick

Nashville at Winnipeg NHL Spread, Game Info & Pick

Written by on February 27, 2018

If you look at all 4 divisions in the NHL, you will see that the races are all starting to take a similar shape. The Metropolitan Division is still pretty wide open, but the other 3 have turned into a one-sided affair or a 2-horse race. The Central Division falls into the latter category, as you have the Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets pulling away from the pack. It is the Predators who currently have a 2-point lead at the top, and a win here would help them create a little bit of separation, but the NHL spread is favoring the Jets for this contest. This has proven to be one of the toughest divisional match-ups to predict, as both teams have donned their fair share of winning when going head to head, with the last 6 meetings evenly split at 3-3. It’s also a match-up that has produced a lot of goals in recent meetings, so we can perhaps expect to see some offensive fireworks in this one. The home team has come out on top in 5 of the last 6 meetings, so perhaps a small edge in favor of Winnipeg.

NHL Spread, Game Info & Pick: Predators vs. Jets

  • When: Tuesday, February 27 at 8 PM EST
  • Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg
  • TV: FSSM
  • Radio: 104.5 FM (Nashville) / 1290 AM (Winnipeg)
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • NHL Spread: Winnipeg Jets -1.5 (Over/Under at 5.5 goals)

Team Records

  • All: Nashville Predators 38-14-9 / Winnipeg Jets 37-16-9
  • Home: Nashville Predators 22-7-3 / Winnipeg Jets 23-6-2
  • Away: Nashville Predators 16-7-6 / Winnipeg Jets 14-10-7
  • ATS: Nashville Predators 30-31 / Winnipeg Jets 34-28
  • Over/Under: Nashville Predators 30-31 / Winnipeg Jets 32-28-2

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Recent Head to Head

  • Record: Nashville Predators 5-4-1 / Winnipeg Jets 5-4-1
  • Score: Nashville Predators 3.30 / Winnipeg Jets 3.10
  • Shots: Nashville Predators 34.90 / Winnipeg Jets 28.00
  • Power Play Goals: Nashville Predators 9 / Winnipeg Jets 6
  • Number of Power Plays: Nashville Predators 39 / Winnipeg Jets 31
  • Power Play Percentage: Nashville Predators 23.08 / Winnipeg Jets 19.35
  • Penalty Kill Percentage: Nashville Predators 80.65 / Winnipeg Jets 76.92

Why bet on the Nashville Predators?

The Nashville Predators made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final last season before losing in 6 games to the Pittsburgh Penguins. A big part of the reason they were able to be so successful last year was that of the play of Pekka Rinne between the pipes and the defense in front of him. That success has carried over to this season, as the Predators are currently in possession of the best defensive record in the NHL, giving up just 2.5 GPG. What makes this team so dangerous this year is that they have also added some scoring punch, averaging 3.1 GPG, which has them in the top 10 in the league. Special teams have been great, too, as Nashville is top 5 in both penalty kill and power play. The Predators have been very good on the road this season, going 16-7-6, although they have lost back to back games in Winnipeg.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.21
  • Shots: 32.07
  • PP/PK Percentage: 22.86
Defense
  • Goals: 2.54
  • Shots: 32.38
  • PP/PK Percentage: 17.19

Why bet on the Winnipeg Jets?

When you look at the numbers that the Winnipeg Jets have posted this season, you see that they are really quite similar to what the Predators are doing, which may help explain why these two teams are neck and neck at the top of the division. The Jets are a little more powerful on offense, averaging 3.3 PPG, but a little less efficient than the Predators on defense, although not by much, giving up just 2.6 PPG. The NHL Spread is favoring the Jets against the Predators. Winnipeg is also in the top 5 in both special team’s stats, so they are right there with Nashville in that category. Where the Jets have really excelled this season is playing in their own building, where they are a formidable 23-6-2. Winnipeg is coming into this one on a modest 2-game winning streak and they have also won 7 of their last 10 games.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.35
  • Shots: 31.77
  • PP/PK Percentage: 24.54
Defense
  • Goals: 2.65
  • Shots: 31.35
  • PP/PK Percentage: 17.21

Latest NHL Betting Trends

  • Predators are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games
  • Predators are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville’s last 6 games on the road
  • Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Jets are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg’s last 6 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

As big as this game is, a win for either team is not going to settle the division, as this is a battle that is probably going to go all the way down to the wire. Goals tend to come in bunches when these two meet, so expect more of the same here. Score: Nashville Predators 3 – Winnipeg Jets 4
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