Winnipeg Jets vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+130) Panthers (-154)
The Winnipeg Jets (36-26-3) are en route to FLA Live Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Florida Panthers (32-27-6). The odds on this game have the Jets at +130 and the Panthers open at -154. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 loss against the Wild in their last outing. Winnipeg accumulated 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. In addition, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. The Jets had a below average offensive outing in the loss. For the outing, they netted 2 out of the 48 shots they attempted.
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Winnipeg Jets opponents have tallied 189 power play opportunities (23rd in the league) and have scored 31 goals in those chances. The Jets so far have had 2,009 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Winnipeg has taken 1,982 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. When at even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 151 goals while notching 156 on offense. Winnipeg steps onto the ice with 213 power play chances and they have notched 44 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.66%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 75 points and their points percentage is .577. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 200 goals (18th in the league) so far this year and have conceded 182.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has played in 430 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 228-149-37 and he was named the starter in 421 games. The opposition has notched 1,108 goals against Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.68. Hellebuyck has had 13,178 shots taken against him and has amassed 12,070 saves. His save percentage is .916 in his 24,791 minutes guarding the cage. In his career, Hellebuyck has 238 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .565.
In their last contest, Florida played the Golden Knights in a game where the Panthers notched a win by a mark of 2-1. The Panthers scored 2 goals of the 41 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Panthers have accumulated 173 goals at even strength and 46 goals (13th in the NHL) while on the power play. Florida has taken 2,389 shots (1st in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.17%, while allowing the opposition 2,090 shots. So far this season, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 219 goals, 70 points, and a points percentage of .538. They have allowed 217 goals to be scored by way of 156 goals at even strength and 61 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 217 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.20%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.15% on their oppositions 236 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.6%.
Across the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. He has recorded 17,039 saves out of the 18,612 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .915. Bobrovsky is the owner of a career mark of 356-204-50 and has participated in 634 games. He has been a starter 618 games and his ice time sits at 36,427 mins. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage comes in at 57.6% and he has 356 quality starts in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,573 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (-154) and under 5.5 goals
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