Both of these superpowers in the Central division meet for a final time in this regular season, and are on a collision course to meet once again in the post season. This is truly one of the great rivalries in the NHL, and currently the Jets hold a two-point lead on visiting Nashville for top spot in the division.
Predators vs Jets Betting Analysis
The Jets enter this game riding a two-game winning streak against the Predators. In those two games, they outscored the Preds 10-4. This season the Jets are 2-1 against them in three games.
The road team in this series has a definite advantage as of late going 5-2 straight up in the last seven games.
Of note, the Jets have played four consecutive unders, while the Predators have played five consecutive unders. But head-to-head, the over is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games played.
The Predators enter this game coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to the Penguins Thursday night. Now the team starts a three-game road trip in Winnipeg. They are 19-14-4 on the road this season, and 12-10-1 against the Central division this season.
Nashville has been playing similar hockey to the Jets as of late going 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. More is expected from this team and one of the problems has been the team’s power-play. It currently sits in 30th place overall, scoring at a 12.8 percent pace.
Ryan Johansen has points in five of his last six games (six assists) while Filip Forsberg has seven points (five goals, two assists) in eight games this month of March. Trade deadline pick-up Mikael Granlund has not registered a point in his last four games.
The Jets laid a golden egg in Vegas Thursday night, losing 5-0 to the Knights. It was the fourth time the team has been shutout this season, including a 4-0 blanking from Pekka Rinne and the Preds in an October 11 loss in Nashville. The loss on Thursday also stopped the team’s four game winning streak. They are 6-4 in the last 10 games.
The Jets have been very good once again on home ice this season with a record of 24-9-4 as they open the final home stand of the regular season Saturday night.
Kyle Connor has two goals and two assists in his last three games and with 29 goals this season is only two away from tying a career high in goals he set during the 2017-18 season.
Of note, Head Coach Paul Maurice remains one win shy of passing the legendary Dick Irvin for seventh all-time for most NHL wins.