Jets vs Predators Prediction & Picks: Winnipeg Ends Nashville’s Run at Bridgestone Arena

Devon Platana

Tuesday, Jan. 24’s NHL schedule features some Western Conference action as the Winnipeg Jets are slated to face the Nashville Predators on the road. Winnipeg picked up a 2-1 overtime victory over Nashville back in December, leaving time to tell who emerges as the victor in the latest Jets vs Predators showdown.

The Jets enter tonight’s contest following Sunday’s 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Five different Winnipeg players found the back of the net while David Rittich stopped 28 of the 31 shots he faced to help the Jets earn their second of back-to-back wins.

Meanwhile, the Predators have heated up lately, winning three of their last four games. Their latest outing saw them earn a 5-3 win of their own against the Los Angeles Kings over the weekend, highlighted by a two-goal performance from Matt Duchene.

This game is shaping up to be a good one — especially with all of the betting opportunities in this Jets vs Predators tilt. Here’s a look at FanDuel Sportsbook’s latest odds for the game, as well as a prediction and the best bet to make, courtesy of Betting News.

Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: Winnipeg Jets (31-16-1, 14-10-1 Away) vs. Nashville Predators (22-18-6, 12-7- Home)
  • Venue & Location: Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
  • Game Time: 7 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Jets vs Predators TV Info: ESPN+, Bally Sports South, TSN3

Jets vs Predators Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel as of Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8:10 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.

Spread

  • Winnipeg Jets -1.5 (+198)
  • Nashville Predators +1.5 (-250)

Over/Under

  • Over 6 Goals (-105)
  • Under 6 Goals (-115)

Moneyline

  • Winnipeg Jets -122
  • Nashville Predators +102

Jets vs Predators Betting Trends

  • Winnipeg is 10-3 straight up in its last 13 games.
  • Nashville is 2-5 straight up in its last seven home games against Winnipeg.
  • The total has hit the under in 10 of Winnipeg’s last 13 road games.
  • The total has hit the under in five of Nashville’s last seven games against the Central Division.
  • The total has hit the under is 5-4-1 in the last 10 Winnipeg-Nashville matchups.

Jets vs Predators Prediction and Picks

Jets vs Predators Prediction: Jets 3, Predators 1

Jets vs Predators Best Bet: Jets ML (Best Value: -122 at FanDuel) & Under 6 Goals (Best Value: -115 at FanDuel)

The Predators have been playing some decent hockey lately, but the Jets have been doing so for a while now. Winnipeg is an impressive 10-3-0 in its last 13 games and can overtake first place in the Central Division with a victory tonight.

What’s impressive is that it hasn’t been just one or two players leading the way. Five different Jets have recorded double-digit point totals over that span with three of them playing at a point-per-game pace. Kyle Connor leads the team with 18 points during that run while sharing the team lead in goals with Mark Scheifele with nine apiece.

The Jets have also found success on the road, picking up victories in four of their last six away games. Furthermore, they scored at least four goals in all four of those wins.

Having said that, the Predators have won four of their last five home games, averaging 3.6 goals per contest. While that’s solid, it’s worth pointing out that Nashville is an abysmal 2-5-0 in its last seven home games against Winnipeg, allowing five goals in four of those losses.

In fact, the Predators fell 5-2 to the Jets in their most recent clash at Bridgestone Arena back in February 2022. Nashville just couldn’t solve Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, who made 34 saves to take home the win.

Can the Jets continue having success over the Predators at Bridgestone Arena?

Speaking of Hellebuyck, he plays phenomenally more often than not when facing Nashville. Over his last 11 starts against the Predators, the 2020 Vezina Trophy winner owns a 7-3-1 record with a 1.82 goals-against average (GAA) and .944 save percentage (SV%) with one shutout.

Meanwhile, Predators netminder Juuse Saros has struggled against the Jets, going 1-2-1 in the last four meetings while recording a 3.51 GAA and .907 SV%. Taking into account that he allowed 14 goals in those outings, it’s safe to say that the Jets have Saros’ number.

Another reason why I like the Jets tonight is due to their power play clicking at 26.7% over the last 13 games. While the Predators’ penalty has been average this season (79.9%, No. 14), they’ve allowed at least one PP goal in five of their last seven games.

At the end of the day, the Jets have been playing some great hockey over the last several weeks and should be able to handle the Predators. With Winnipeg having a decent level of success at Bridgestone Arena lately, ending Nashville’s latest run shouldn’t be too difficult.

At -122 odds, you can’t go wrong with taking the Jets on the moneyline — especially with their being 19-5 straight up as the favorites this season. Meanwhile, the Predators are 9-14-4 as the underdogs.

I also recommend backing the total going under six goals. The under is 15-5 in Winnipeg’s last 20 games, as well as 5-2 in Nashville’s last seven against the Central Division. Considering how the last 10 Jets vs Predators matchups have seen an average of 5.3 goals scored, I’m even more inclined to back the under tonight.

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Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.