Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 3/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-125) Predators (+105)
The Winnipeg Jets (38-28-3) are traveling to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Nashville Predators (34-25-7). The moneyline on this game has Winnipeg at -125 and Nashville is priced at +105. The total is set at 7.
The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-0 loss to the Bruins in their previous game. Winnipeg accumulated 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Jets left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they weren't able to convert any of the 36 shots they put on net.
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While playing at even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 162 goals while having 164 of their own. Winnipeg Jets opponents have 202 power play tries (20th in professional hockey) and have notched 34 goals in those chances. Concerning scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 211 goals (20th in the league) on the season and have allowed 196. Winnipeg has taken 2,091 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. For the season, they have recorded 79 points and their points percentage sits at .572. The Jets so far have had 2,141 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. Winnipeg steps onto the ice with 224 power play opportunities and they have scored 47 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 20.98%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. The opposition has racked up 1,116 goals versus Hellebuyck in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.68. Hellebuyck has been in net for 433 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .916 for his 24,973 mins guarding the cage. He has earned an overall mark of 230-150-37 and he started in 424 games. For his professional hockey career, Hellebuyck has accounted for 241 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .568. Hellebuyck has had 13,284 shots against him and has garnered 12,168 saves.
In their last game, Nashville went up against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Predators ended up losing by a mark of 2-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Predators netted 1 goal out of the 36 shots on goal they tried.
Nashville has put up 2,013 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.19%, while allowing the opposition 2,195 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.65% on their opponents 218 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.3%. They have a tally of 205 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.54%. The Predators have racked up 147 goals at even strength and 38 goals (24th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 190 goals to be scored by way of 150 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 185 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .568.
Across the ice you are likely to see Juuse Saros patrolling the crease. Saros has accrued a lifetime record of 140-91-26 and has participated in 273 games. Saros' quality start percentage comes in at 61.9% and he has qualified for 159 quality starting assignments in his career. He has accounted for 7,637 saves out of the 8,309 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .919. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has surrendered 672 goals altogether. He has made the start in 257 games and has racked up 15,640 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (+105)
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