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#51 Winnipeg Jets 6.5 vs.
#52 Nashville Predators -180
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 8:05pm EST
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Written by David Hess



#51 Winnipeg
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National Hockey League action on Tuesday evening and a pair of teams from the Central Division will square off as the Winnipeg Jets grapple with the Nashville Predators. This contest has a start time of 8:00 pm ET and will take place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Jets took three of the four meetings between these teams a year ago.

Jets Stun The Bolts On The Road

The Winnipeg Jets have had an up-and-down season so far. They began the year at 4-2, before losing five of their last seven games. The Jets are now back on track as they enter this game having won four of their last six games, which is the same way they started the year. The Jets are off a big 4-3 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning and that now gives them a 7-3 mark on the road for the year. The Jets are at 12-9 on the year overall and in 3rd place in the Central Division. They trail the Blues by four points and will look to pick up a huge two points against a Winnipeg team that has struggled of late. The Jets had a 3-1 lead heading to the 3rd period and 4-2 lead late when the Bolts made it interesting with a goal with just 22 seconds left in the game. The Jets held on from there. Scoring in the win was Mathieu Perreault, which was his 5th of the year, Jack Roslovic, which was his 4th, Nikolaj Ehlers, which was his 9th and Kyle Connor, which was his 7th.

Snatching up the win against the Bolts was Connor Hellebuyck, who stopped 31 of the 34 shots that he faced to improve to 9-7 with a 2.44 GAA on the year, including 4-2 with a 3.28 GAA on the road. In his career, he has gone 49-43 with a 2.74 GAA on the road and 25-15 with a 2.61 GAA during the month of November, plus 8-6 with a 2.82 GAA against the Predators. The Jets enter this game ranked 24th in the league in scoring at 2.71 gpg and 17th in goals allowed at 3.00 gpg.

Preds Look To End Slide

The Nashville Predators have been to the postseason the last four years and they have been battling for the top spot in the Central Division the last few years. That run could be coming to an end this year. The Preds are struggling at the moment as they come in having lost four games in a row and six of their last seven to fall to 9-10 on the year. Nashville has now gone from 2nd in the division down to 6th. The play on the defensive end of the ice has to be a concern as the Preds come in having allowed 22 goals over their last four games, after surrendering just 12 total goals in their previous seven games. That will need to change as the season goes on. Nashville enters this game off a horrible 7-2 loss to the Blackhawks at home and scoring in the loss was Roman Josi, who notched both goals and now has seven on the year.

Absorbing the loss to the Blackhawks was Pekka Rinne, who allowed four goals mon just 14 shot attempts before being removed in favor of Juuse Saros. Rinne is now 8-5 with a 2.82 GAA on the year, including 6-3 with a 2.54 GAA here at home. In his career, he has gone 220-126 with a 2.24 GAA in his home games overall and 59-36 with a 2.27 GAA during the month of November, plus 16-8 with a 2.55 GAA against the Jets.The Preds enter this game ranked 2nd in the league in scoring at 3.68 gpg and 22nd in goals allowed at 3.37 gpg.

Best Bets for this Game

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The Preds are struggling at the moment, but I feel they can grab a big win in this one. Pekka Rinne had an early exit in his last game and he will be pissed for this one. Rinne is normally strong at home and will bounce back against a Winnipeg team that has averaged just 2.70 gpg on the year. The Jets have won four of their last five games and they have played well on the road, but still, the Preds are off a horrible home loss to the Blackhawks and that should have them as the more motivated team in this one. Look for the Preds to return to the win column in this one.

Prediction: Nashville

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Going to look at the Over in this one. The Preds have one of the best offenses in the league and the Jets have allowed 3.50 gpg on the road. The Jets have also scored 3.50 gpg on the road and 3.30 gpg over their last 10 games. Normally I would play the Under in a big game as this one is, but that will not be the case here. Both offenses will come out firing and the goaltending that the offenses will be facing has been inconsistent in the early going so far. The Over is 17-8-5 in Winnipeg's last 30 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 5-1-1 in Nashville's last seven after scoring two goals or less in their previous game.

Prediction: Over

Written By David Hess

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