Lightning at Jets 12/16/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:00 AM ET

The Lightning are sitting in first place on the season and they are definitely a team that has shown quite a bit of potential. However, with the Lightning the team has really been playing well enough that even on their off days they are staying very competitive and barely losing in the games they have been playing in. So this is definitely a testament to the way the Lightning are playing.

The Lightning offense is scoring 4.00 goals a game and converting at 29.3% on power plays. The defense of the Lightning is giving up 2.79 goals a game, but have killed off 83.9% of power plays. Winnipeg coming into this game here will be banking on the strong offense they have had in the past few games to carry them. The Jets usually have a great defense, but they are struggling in the defensive side of the puck lately and that is something the Jets need to get righted as they were mainly known as a defensive team coming into the year.

The Jets on the season have scored 3.59 goals a game, but have converted on the power play at 30.2%. The Jets defense is only giving up 2.78 goals a game, but have killed off 82.3%.

The Jets are coming into this game with a strong offense in the past few games, but the Jets defense has been getting really roughed up lately and that is going to make a difference in this game here. The Lightning offense will overpower the suspect and struggling Jets defense in the game and bring home an upset win on the over. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 5-4.

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