Winnipeg Jets vs. Florida Panthers - 2/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (26-23-6) at Winnipeg Jets (34-15-9)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -170 / Florida Panthers +153 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets meet Sunday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Florida Panthers look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 21 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 35 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 37 goals on 512 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 95 goals on 1,043 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
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The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 26 goals, Blake Wheeler has 48 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 166 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 110 goals on 1,432 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 33 goals on 321 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Panthers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-6 in their last 7 Sunday games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Jets are 28-13 in their last 41 games playing on 1 days rest, 21-5 in their last 26 home games and 13-3 in their last 16 Sunday games. The Panthers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg, the home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and the over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings.
We hit on the Florida Panthers as underdogs last night, so we might as well try to double dip here. The Panthers are playing their best and most consistent hockey of the season. Florida is also showing some toughness, as they got in plenty of fights against the Flames and seem to be getting some swagger to them. The Winnipeg Jets have been just as hot, have the rest advantage and have been almost unbeatable at home, but it's hard to ingore the plus money. I'll take a shot with the value.