NHL Betting Pick and Prediction: Florida Panthers vs. Winnipeg Jets – December 6, 2022

by Spooky Express | December 6, 2022 |

The Florida Panthers enter this game having won two of their last three games and are on a two-game winning streak which includes a 5-1 win on the road against the Seattle Kraken on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets enter this game having won two of their last three games which includes Sunday’s 5-2 win at home against the Anaheim Ducks.

BookMaker has the Florida Panthers listed as -120 money line favorites on the road against the Winnipeg Jets and has set the total for the over/under plays at 6.5 goals. Will the Panthers extend their winning streak to three games or will the Jets get the win at home? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers enter this game with an overall record of 12-9-4 and 28 points which puts them in 5th place in the Atlantic Division.

Offensively, Florida has scored a total of 87 goals this season for an average of 3.48 goals per game. The Panthers have a power-play success rate of 21.1% which is tied for the 10th-worst rate in the league.

Defensively, the Panthers have allowed a total of 82 goals for an average of 3.28 goals per game this season. Florida has a penalty kill percentage of 77.7% which is the 13th-worst percentage in the NHL. The projected goalie for the Panthers, Spencer Knight, is 8-3-3 this season with a save percentage of .923 and is allowing an average of 2.49 goals per game.

Winnipeg Jets Team Preview

The Winnipeg Jets enter this game with an overall record of 15-7-1 and 31 points which puts them in 2nd place in the Central Division.

Offensively, the Jets have scored a total of 74 goals for an average of 3.22 goals per game this season. Winnipeg has a power-play success rate of 21.1% which is tied for the 10th-worst rate in the NHL.

Defensively, Winnipeg has allowed a total of 59 goals this season for an average of 2.57 goals per game. The Jets have a penalty kill percentage of 83.9% which is the 3rd worst percentage in the league. The projected goalie for Winnipeg, Connor Hellebuyck, is 12-5-1 on the year with a .931 save percentage and is allowing an average of 2.27 goals per game.

Florida is 5-4-1 in the last ten games in the series, however, both teams are averaging 3.5 goals per game in those matchups. The Panthers have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 4.67 to 2.67 in those contests.

The over is 6-1-3 in the last ten games of the series with the teams combining for an average of 7 goals per game in those contests. The over has hit in the last three games with the teams combining for an average of 7.33 goals per game in those matchups.

Winnipeg enters this game with a slightly better record, however, Florida has been the better team in the series, going 5-4-1 in the last ten and winning the previous four matchups in a row. The Panthers have won by an average margin of 2 goals per game in the last four games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Florida Panthers at -120 on BookMaker for this matchup on Tuesday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Florida Panthers -120

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