Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Oct 23, 2021

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Nashville
12-10-1
AT
October 23, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
10-8-2-2
Puckline +1.5 -227
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +5.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

Puckline -1.5 +188
Moneyline -138
Over / Under u +5.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

The Winnipeg Jets will be aiming to string together consecutive wins for the first time this season when they play host to the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. The Jets claimed their first win of the season in Thursday’s home opener, a 5-1 rout of the Anaheim Ducks. The Predators hit the road for the first time this season after tallying just a single win during a four-game schedule-opening homestand.

Riding high following Thursday’s victory, the Jets are set to hit the ice at Canada Life Centre perched as -125 favourites, with the total slightly favoured to go OVER 5.5.

Predators vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds

There has been virtually no line movement since the Predators opened as -104 underdogs. The total has also remained unchanged since opening at 5.5.

Saturday’s matchup marks the first meeting between these Central Division rivals since February 2020. The Predators hold the edge in recent head-to-head clashes, escaping with narrow wins in each of their past two visits to Winnipeg. That run snapped a four-game losing streak and continued a recent trend towards low scoring when these two teams meet, with just seven total goals scored over their past three matchups. Home favourites have won in just eight of 17 meetings, and have scored just nine total goals over their past seven contests.

Nashville Predators

While the Predators saw two of their three defeats to date come by just a single goal, slow starts have forced them to regularly play catch-up. Just like last season, when Nashville sported the lowest-scoring offence of any playoff-bound team, goals have come at a premium. The Predators have averaged just two goals per game, and have mustered just one total first-period goal. The club has also held the lead on just two occasions over their first four games, despite outshooting opponents in three of those outings. But with netminder Juuse Saros looking steady in the crease since being lit up for three goals on just 25 shots in a 4-3 opening night loss to Seattle, the UNDER has paid out in each of their past three outings.

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg offence has made steady progress over the team’s first four outings and has generated 10 total goals over their past two games.  However, injury concerns have emerged as a concern. Both Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele have missed time since being placed into COVID-19 protocol. Wheeler remains in isolation after testing positive and will be unavailable once again on Saturday, while Scheifele’s status remains uncertain pending the results of further testing. While Wheeler and Scheifele represent two-thirds of Winnipeg’s top line, they have combined to record just three assists in limited action. However, their absence has not slowed down linemate Kyle Connor, who has sparked the Jets attack with four goals and two assists over the past two games.

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