Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators Online Hockey Betting Series Takes Off
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The next round of the 2018 Stanley Cup race begins tonight in the Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators matchup. Undoubtedly, all online hockey betting eyes will be on these two as they take to the ice to see who gets to make the next round of the playoffs. What kind of matchup will Friday’s teaser sports betting odds predict?
Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators – Friday, April 27th
Series: Game 1
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
The Winnipeg Jets punched their ticket to the playoffs by posting a 52-20-10 record. That record saw the club finish 2nd in the Central Division, 3-points behind the division-leading Nashville Predators. Now the Jets will be vying to prove that they are in fact a better team than Nashville. In the first round of this year’s postseason, the Jets were tasked with facing the Minnesota Wild. The Wild finished 3rd in the Central Division and were a worthy advisory. But in the end, Winnipeg was able to prove they were the better team in 5-games. All in all, the Jets were very dominant in the series. This is evident by the fact that they won the last two games of the series 2-0 and 5-0.
Players to Watch: Dustin Byfuglien (0 G, 5 A, 5 PTS), Mark Scheifele (4 G, 1 A, 5 PTS), and Paul Stastny (1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS).
The Preds turned in a highly successful 53-18-11 record to finish 1st in the Division. With 117-points on the season, Nashville was the winningest team in the league. Now, the Preds look to prove they are the best team by winning the Stanley Cup. The Colorado Avalanche was the first obstacle in Nashville’s journey. And although Colorado finished 4th in the division, they still managed to upset Nashville twice in the series. Ultimately, the Preds were able to advance. However, since Colorado got the best of them twice, will Nashville be able to get past the Jets? Well, at least the Predators get home field advantage through the first two games.
Players to Watch: Austin Watson (4 G, 3 A, 7 PTS), Colton Sissons (3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS), and Mattias Ekholm (1 G, 5 A, 6 PTS).
Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators Betting Predictions
Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators Picks
So which team should top sportsbook bettors favor in tonight’s Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators matchup? All in all, this is a tough matchup to predict. The Preds did suffer a home loss against Colorado, so there’re plenty of reasons to take Winnipeg on the upset. Nevertheless, it might be better to side with Nashville at home. Sign up now to make this NHL postseason prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-2 Winnipeg. The Jets shock Nashville by taking the lead in the series.