Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators NHL Hockey Betting Predictions
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2019 NHL hockey betting season continues this Thursday night with an intriguing Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators matchup. The Jets are flying high at the moment as they enter this evening’s match riding a 3 game winning streak. The Preds on the other hand, are looking for a bit of a rebound after posting a 1-2 record in their last 3. So what kind of odds are Nashville facing at home this Thursday night? Let’s check on this evening’s NHL sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators – Thursday, January 17th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Stream: Watch ESPN, NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
The Jets fly into this Thursday night contest sporting a 30-14-2 record. That eye-catching record nets Winnipeg 62 points on the year, which ranks them as the best team in the Central Division. However, the Nashville Predators might have something to say about that, since they’re right on Winnipeg’s tail with 60. Fortunately for the Jets, they enter tonight’s matchup with plenty of momentum following their dominant 4-1 win over Vegas. However, the Jets have struggled as of late against the Preds, posting a 5-4-1 record in their last 10.
Players to Watch: Blake Wheeler (9 G, 51 A, 60 PTS.), Mark Scheifele (25 G, 33 A, 58 PTS.), and Kyle Connor (18 G, 19 A, 37 PTS.).
The Preds leap into this evening’s Central Division matchup sporting a 28-16-4 record. Clearly Nashville has one thing on their mind this evening and it’s to usurp Winnipeg to become the best team in the Central. Unfortunately the Preds have been a bit inconsistent as of late, losing to the Hurricanes 6-3 and to the Blue Jackets 4-3. However, both of those games were on the road. And since they’re playing at home tonight, can we count on a dominant outing from Nashville? The NHL hockey betting odds seem to think so, seeing as how they’re pegging Nashville as a heavy favorite at home this Thursday night. At the end of the day these two matchup up pretty well, so it’s going to be a tough game either way. The Preds come in with the 11th best offense and 2nd best defense in the league. For comparison, Winnipeg ranks 6th in scoring and 6th in defense as well.
Players to Watch: Ryan Johansen (8 G, 34 A, 42 PTS.), Mattias Ekholm (6 G, 30 A, 36 PTS.), and Roman Josi (7 G, 27 A, 34 PTS.).
Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators Betting Predictions
Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators matchup? All in all, this one is a bit of a tossup. However, the Jets come in with a ton of momentum and look like the best pick overall. The fact that they’re pegged as the underdog this evening makes taking them straight up even more alluring. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 Winnipeg.