Free NHL Picks Today: Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets 3/18/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets 3/18/23
Sat 18th March 2023

The Nashville Predators (34-25-7) welcome the Winnipeg Jets (38-28-3) at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. Winnipeg is coming off a 3-0 loss against the Bruins on Thursday. Connor Hellebuyck saved 21 of 23 shots in the loss.

Nashville fell 2-1 to the Blackhawks on Thursday. Roman Josi netted the only goal for the Predators. Juuse Saros saved only 19 of 21 shots against (.904%) in the loss.


The teams have split their two meetings this season, the most recent of which was a 2-1 victory for the Predators in January. Tanner Jeannot and Cody Glass were on the scoresheet for Nashville. Pierre-Luc Dubois scored Winnipeg’s only goal. Saros got the win, saving 32 of 33 shots (.969%).


Winnipeg is averaging 3.06 goals per game for the season, 21st in the NHL, and they are taking on a Predators team that is allowing 2.88 goals a game (12th).

Meanwhile, Nashville has found the net 2.80 times a game on average, 26th in the league, and the Jets are allowing opponents to score 2.84 goals per game (11th).

The Jets’ 20.98% power play percentage ranks 18th in the league, while the Predators are 25th with a conversion rate of 18.45%. Winnipeg has been equally impressive at penalty killing, boasting the league’s third-highest PK% at 83.17%. Nashville ranks 11th at 81.65%.


Kyle Connor and Josh Morrissey have been the top skaters for the Jets this season with 73 and 67 points. In the net, Hellebuyck (29-21-2) is Winnipeg’s top goaltender. He has a 2.63 GAA and a .918% save percentage, fifth-best in the league.

Josi leads the Predators in scoring with 59 points. He has 18 goals and 41 assists in 66 games. Saros (26-19-6) is the top goalie for Nashville with a goals against average of 2.73. He has a save percentage of .917%.


Winnipeg is 17-16-1 on the road this season. Nashville is 17-12-3 at home this season.

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Nashville Predators (+120)

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