Predators vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-118) Jets (+107)
Bell MTS Place is the venue where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (26-23-4, 5th in the Central Division) will take on the Nashville Predators (24-20-7, 6th in the Central Division) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Predators coming in at -118 and the Jets are at +107. The total is set at 6.5. The Predators cover 44.9% of the time, having gone 22-27 SU. Winnipeg covers 46.0% of the time, going 23-27 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this matchup with a record of 24 wins and 20 defeats, which is good for 6th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 167 goals which ranks them 4th in the conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -1, which is good for 20th in the NHL. The Predators have a total of 55 points, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL and 11th in the conference. When it comes to shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,702 which ranks them 3rd in the conference and 7th in the NHL. As a team, Nashville has obtained a total of 860 hits which means they have an average of 16.9 per game. They have a total of 611 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has totaled 1,793 mins protecting the net for the season. Rinne is giving up an average of 3.01 goals per game which has him placed 26th among West goaltenders and 48th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 90 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .898 which has him placed 27th among West goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 0 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights their last time out. The Predators offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 0 out of the 19 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 5 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Nashville ended up with 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 27 and the Corsi against was 55 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 32.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 19 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 31.7%. They won 17 face-off wins and lost 18 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 56.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 88.0 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up a total of 39 shots. They ended the game with 10 minutes in the box and they tallied 4 power play opportunities.
The Jets will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 26 victories and 23 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL with -8. They have earned a total of 155 goals for the season which ranks 8th in the West. Winnipeg has a team save % of .907 which currently has them ranked 14th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 9.5% which is good for 7th in the conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.72 goals per contest and that has him ranked 10th among West goalies and 24th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,379 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 108 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .918, which has him sitting 9th among West goalies and 17th in the NHL among goalies.
The Winnipeg Jets faced the St. Louis Blues in a game where the Jets earned a victory by a tally of 5 - 2. While out there on the ice, Winnipeg had a 46.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 53 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 61. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.6% by notching a Fenwick of 41 and the Blues earning a 51 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Winnipeg had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 112.5 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.4%. The Jets converted 5 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Blues had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Winnipeg gave up 40 shots on goal and the Blues had a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+107)
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