Winnipeg vs Florida: prediction for the NHL game
Winnipeg remain in 11th place in the Western Conference and are unlikely to qualify for the playoffs this season. The Jets are one of the most inconsistent teams in the League, but right now they are clearly in poor shape - they have lost four games in a row.
The Jets had a long series of away games and simply ran out of firepower. The team lost to Nashville (2:5), Boston (2:3), and Pittsburgh (2:3 SO), and will be looking to bounce back in a home game against the Panthers.
Florida, on the other hand, remain the leaders in the East with a total of 61 points. The Panthers recorded two victories over Edmonton (6:0) and Vancouver (2:1 SO), but then unexpectedly lost to Seattle with a score of 3:5.
The Panthers aren't as good on their travels as they are in Florida, but they should earn points against clear outsiders. Andrew Brunette's side is the highest-scoring team in the League - the Panthers average three goals per game even away from home.
In the last 3 games, Winnipeg scored no more than 2 goals.
In 3 out of 5 games between the clubs, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
Florida are head and shoulders above Winnipeg and should easily win this game, even though they usually don't show their best side away from home. The Panthers have superior quality and the Jets probably won't be able to put up a fight.
Our prediction - Florida to win
More than five goals were scored in the last five head-to-head games. Florida consistently allow two goals per game, and Winnipeg often concede three or more goals. We suggest betting on the total over here.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals