Predators vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/12/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-130) Jets (+118)
Bell MTS Place is the venue where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (24-17-4, 4th in the Central Division) will take on the Nashville Predators (20-16-7, 5th in the Central Division) on Sunday. The Predators open this matchup at -130 while the Jets are priced at +118. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Predators cover 45.2% of the time, having gone 19-23 SU. Winnipeg covers 50.0% of the time, going 21-21 straight up.
The Nashville Predators step onto the ice holding a record of 20 victories and 16 losses, ranking them 5th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 148 goals which has them at 2nd in the Western Conference and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +6, ranking them 13th in the league. The Predators have earned a total of 47 points, which has them at 20th in the league and 10th in the conference. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,457 which has them at 4th in the Western Conference and 9th in the league. As a group, Nashville currently has a total of 725 hits which has them averaging 16.9 per contest. They have earned a total of 507 blocks for this season. Protecting the goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has played 1,490 mins defending the goal for the campaign. Rinne is surrendering 3.02 goals per game which ranks him 23rd among West goaltenders and 43rd among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's given up 75 goals. He has a save percentage of .895 which ranks him 29th among West goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in their last contest. The Predators had a solid offensive output in this win. In this game, they finished 5 out of the 30 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but didn't net one. Nashville earned a total of 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators was 40 and the Corsi against was 62 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 39.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 and the Fenwick against was 36, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 46.3%. They won 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 29.6% and they had a PDO of 115.7 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks put up 31 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play chances.
The Jets will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they have 24 wins and 17 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL with 0. They have earned a total of 138 goals for this year which has them sitting at 7th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .907 which is good for 11th in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 9.9% putting them at 7th in the conference. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average year by giving up 2.69 goals per game and that ranks him 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 20th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,053 mins he has played this year, he has surrendered 92 goals. He holds a save percentage of .919, which puts him at 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 16th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets went up against the Boston Bruins in an outing where the Jets took a loss by a mark of 5 - 4. For this matchup, Winnipeg had a 41.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 29 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 41. They had a Fenwick percentage of 40.7% by earning a Fenwick of 24 and the Bruins finishing with a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO of 96.7 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.2%. The Jets netted 4 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one and were able to net 2 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Bruins had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Winnipeg allowed 36 shots on goal and the Bruins earned 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+118)
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