Winnipeg Jets vs. Florida Panthers

Jets and Panthers Meet in Finland for NHL Betting Odds Action

October 29th, 2018 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

On the whole its not a surprise Florida has stumbled out of the gate for the NHL season.  Few franchises perpetually get in their own way like the Panthers.  Fashion that two years ago they were coming off a promising playoff season.  Accordingly, they turned the team over to a bunch of analytics geeks.  As a result, the NHL Betting online results have been catastrophic ever since.  While the Panthers have gone back to original general manager Dale Tallon they are still cleaning up their mess.  At the same time their metrics are among the worst in the NHL.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Florida Panthers

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2 p.m. ET

Location:  Hartwell Arena, Helsinki, Finland

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Florida Panthers

Florida is 2-4-1-2 and next to last in the Atlantic Division standings.  The Panthers rank 20th in the NHL for goal scoring and 23rd for the power play.  More emphatically the back end is even worse for the Panthers.  Florida ranks 25th in the NHL for goals against and 28th for penalty killing.

Important Names on the Ice

Above all right wing Evgenii Dadonov has been an asset for the Panthers.  So far Dadonov has four goals and six assists with a plus two.  However, Florida’s goaltending with James Reimer and Michael Hutchinson has been weak.  Reimer’s save percentage is .878 with Hutchinson at .839. In short, the injury to top goalie Roberto Luongo is a big problem.

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg has a record of 7-4-1 which is good for third place in the Central Division.  Account of inconsistent goal scoring has some observers perplexed if not outright concerned.  For example, the Jets rank 21st in the NHL for goals.  In comparison Winnipeg ranks 11th for goals against and 10th for penalty killing.  Important towards the Jets success is the NHL’s third ranked power play.

Mark Scheifele

Center Mark Scheifele has been outstanding for the Jets so far.  To illuminate he has six goals with six assists and a plus two.  Additionally, left wing Kyle Connor has six goals with a plus two.

Stats to Consider

Winnipeg has had NHL Betting online struggles on the road recently.  For example, the Jets have won just two of their last eight games away from home.  Four of the Jets last seven road tilts have gone under the total.  But the Panthers have also been in the red on the road.  To show, Florida has lost seven of their last ten games away from home.  And just four of their last 12 away games have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Winnipeg has dominated this sportsbook series with three wins in the last four meetings.  Also, just one of the last five meetings in this series have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Certainly, Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck gives the Jets a significant matchup advantage.  Hellebuyck is one of the top netminders in the league.  To be exact Florida is at a huge NHL Betting online disadvantage without Luongo.

 Jets vs. Panthers NHL Betting Online Picks

In conclusion the Jets have the big advantage in goal and with roster depth against the Panthers.

Jets vs. Panthers NHL Betting Online Pick:  Winnipeg Jets

Jets vs. Panthers NHL Betting Online Series Prediction:  Jets 3, Panthers 1

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