Jets vs. Panthers - 3/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (35-19-8) at Winnipeg Jets (26-31-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +105 / Florida Panthers -116 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets square off Tuesday night at the MTS Centre.
The Florida Panthers could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with 20 goals, Vincent Trocheck has 19 assists and Reilly Smith has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 105 goals on 1,396 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 31 goals on 433 shots. Luongo has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets also need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power plays. Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with 18 goals, Bryan Little has 25 assists and Drew Stafford has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 56 goals on 683 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 57 goals on 606 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Panthers are 10-1 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest. The Panthers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg.
Two teams that are in a bit of a slump, you have to side with the better team, which is the Panthers by a mile. Look for Florida to end its drought in Winnipeg with a solid road victory.