Winnipeg Jets vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 4/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Florida Panthers
Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+165) Panthers (-200)
The Florida Panthers (52-15-6) will go up against the Winnipeg Jets (35-28-11) at FLA Live Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has Winnipeg at +165 and Florida is opening at -200. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory against the Canadiens the last time they stepped on the ice. Winnipeg amassed 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Jets had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. Additionally, they had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to convert it into a goal. For the game, they scored on 4 of the 35 shots they put on goal.
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Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 213 power play tries (13th in the NHL) and have come away with 54 goals in those chances. The Jets have had 2,432 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Winnipeg has tried 2,402 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. When at even strength, the Jets have conceded 174 goals while having 179 when they are on offense. Winnipeg skates onto the rink with 227 power play opportunities and they have tallied 49 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 21.59%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 81 points and their points percentage comes in at .547. With regard to their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 228 goals (15th in pro hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 228.
The man in goal for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. For his professional hockey career, Hellebuyck has accumulated 204 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .554. His save percentage currently is .916 in his 21,701 minutes between the pipes. Hellebuyck has had 11,518 shot attempts against him and has garnered 10,549 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 969 goals against Hellebuyck in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.68. He has compiled a record of 199-127-35 and he was named the starter in 368 games. Hellebuyck has played in 377 contests throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Florida went up against the Ducks in an outing where the Panthers got the win by a final score of 3-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Panthers scored 3 goals out of the 55 shots on goal they attempted.
Florida has attempted 2,747 shots (1st in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.99%, while allowing the other team 2,223 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 79.13% on the other teams 230 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have earned 236 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.15%. The Panthers have scored 245 goals at even strength and 57 goals (3rd in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 212 goals to be scored by way of 164 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 302 goals, 110 points, and a points percentage of .753.
For the opposition you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky between the pipes. He has gathered 15,748 saves out of 17,193 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .916. Bobrovsky has a career record of 332-186-48 and has participated in 586 games. He has started in 572 games and has played 33,748 minutes. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage sits at 56.6% and he has qualified for 324 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,445 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-200)
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