Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers - 4/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (52-15-6) vs Winnipeg Jets (35-28-11)
Game Info: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm (FLA Live Arena)
Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -188 / Winnipeg Jets +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Florida Panthers host the Winnipeg Jets in Friday NHL Action.
The Winnipeg Jets come into this road contest with an overall record of 35-28-11. Through 74 games, the Jets are 6th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 230 times, good for a rank of 16th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Winnipeg is the 20th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.08 goals per game. So far, the Jets have a strength of schedule rating of 20th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 19th ranked team in the NHL.
The Florida Panthers get set to host the Winnipeg Jets with an overall record of 52-15-6. This mark places them 1st in the Atlantic division. Through 73 games, the Panthers have scored 305 goals, giving them an average of 4.14. This output gives them a rank of 1st among NHL teams.On defense, Florida is the 13th ranked unit, giving up 2.9 goals per contest. So far, the Panthers have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Florida's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 1st in the NHL.
Through 71 games, the Winnipeg Jets goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 85 points. He has reached his mark of 42 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 41 assists to go along with his 29 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -17 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.93 goals per game. In his 62 games played, he has turned in 37 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 73 games, Florida's leading goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. With his 34 goals and 46 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 80. On the season, he is turning 17.6% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Panthers have benefited from the strong play of Jonathan Huberdeau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Florida's 73 games, he has come up with 28 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +34. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.7 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Winnipeg's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-32-2. So far, taking the over when the Jets are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-18. On the season, 59.0% of Winnipeg's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 50.0% of the scoring coming from the Jets In Florida's 73 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 43-26-4. So far, taking the over when the Panthers are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 25-10-2. On the season, 68.0% of Florida's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Panthers. With a line set at 6.5 goals, look for this matchup to fall below this number, as Winnipeg comes into this matchup ranked 10th in save percentage. If they can hold Florida's offensive in check, they won't score enough themselves to push this over 6.5 goals.
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