Jets vs. Predators Prediction
The Winnipeg Jets and top-seeded Nashville Predators have played a highly competitive and entertaining series through four games which each team winning two times. Will host Nashville win the important Game 5 tonight?
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Bridgestone Arena at 9:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Predators are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Jets are a +125 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on host Nashville. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Rinne strong in victory
Nashville veteran goaltender Pekka Rinne stopped 32 of 33 shots in Thursday's 2-1 Game 4 victory at Winnipeg to deadlock the series at 2-2. He outplayed Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who was strong in his own right with 27 saves on 29 shots. Ryan Hartman and P.K. Subban scored the goals for the Preds, while Patrik Laine scored in the final minute of the contest for Winnipeg.
Perreault, Jarnkrok both questionable
Jets center Mathieu Perreault (shoulder) and Nashville center Calle Jarnkrok (undisclosed) are both questionable for tonight's game. Perreault has not played since April 11. He scored 17 goals and added 22 assists during the regular season. has appeared in two games this postseason as he is battling injuries. He had 19 goals and 19 assists during the regular season.
NHL Betting Trends
The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Nashville. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Predators are 0-4 in their last four games following a win. Nashville is is 5-2 in its last seven home games versus Winnipeg.
These two teams are very evenly matched, so I have no issues with going after the plus money here. Putting my bets on the Jets.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WINNIPEG JETS +125