- The Florida Panthers host the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, April 15th
- The Panthers are listed as heavy home favorites in the Friday NHL Odds
- Read below for Jets vs Panthers odds, picks and prediction
Friday Night Hockey features an NHL matchup between the Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets on April 15th. Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm ET. NHL Network will carry the broadcast.
The Panthers are listed as -265 home favorites in the Friday NHL odds. The total is set at 7 with oddsmakers projecting another high-scoring game featuring Florida’s offense.
Let’s take a look at the Jets vs Panthers odds and find the best bet for this Good Friday showdown.
Jets vs Panthers Odds
|Game Time||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Friday Apr. 15||Winnipeg Jets||+1.5 (-120)||O 7 (+115)||+210|
|7pm ET||Florida Panthers||-1.5 (-103)||U 7 (-139)||-265|
Odds as of April 14th at Caesars Sportsbook
The Panthers are listed on the puck line at -103 odds, while the Jets are -120 to keep the game within two goals . Florida’s -265 moneyline price means they have 69% implied probability to win.
The Panthers have the second-best 2022 Stanley Cup odds at +550, while the Jets are extreme longshots at +25000 as they sit outside the playoff picture.
Panthers Heavy Favorites in Friday NHL Odds
The Panthers are unsurprisingly heavily favored to beat Winnipeg at home in the Friday NHL odds. Not only does Florida own the best record in the Eastern Conference, but they also own an incredible 31-6-0 record at FLA Live Arena.
Florida brings an impressive eight-game winning streak into Friday’s matchup with Winnipeg. The Cats required overtime to take down the Ducks by a 3-2 score in their last outing Tuesday. Superstar Jonathan Huberdeau was the OT hero.
Jonathan Huberdeau stretched out the goalie and called game in OT 💪 pic.twitter.com/otvoUDTVmI
— ESPN (@espn) April 13, 2022
The Panthers’ moneyline price is primarily due to their offense. Florida has a historic offense this season, averaging 4.14 goals per game. Andrew Brunette’s club features six different players who have already reached the 20-goal mark.
Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.90 goals per game, which is only 13th best in the league. Starting goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 35-6-3 with a .911 save percentage and 2.70 GAA. He’s Friday’s projected starting goalie versus Winnipeg.
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Jets Betting Value as Road Underdogs
Winnipeg is listed as heavy road underdogs versus Florida in the Friday NHL odds. The Jets’ +210 moneyline price means they only have 31% implied probability to win. Winnipeg sits seven points back of Dallas for the final wildcard spot in the Western Conference.
The Jets have strung together two straight victories over Ottawa and Montreal to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Winnipeg was supposed to play Seattle on Wednesday, but a storm caused the NHL to postpone the game.
Due to weather-related issues, our road game in Winnipeg on April 13 against the Jets has been postponed to May 1 at 11am PT. pic.twitter.com/eUaIExR7bn
— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) April 12, 2022
The Jets have been a decent road team this season, posting a 16-13-8 record away from home. They’ve won five of their past six road games entering Thursday, although the loss was a brutal 7-3 defeat to Toronto. The Jets are 10-12 as betting underdogs this year.
Winnipeg is averaging 3.08 goals per game offensively, which is 16th-best in the NHL. Defensively, the Jets are 18th in goals against, allowing 3.08 goals per contest. Winnipeg’s projected starting goalie Friday is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 27-25-10 with a .911 SV% and 2.93 GAA.
Winnipeg does have some injury concerns that impact their betting value. Leading scorer Mark Scheifele is dealing with an upper-body issue and unlikely to play Friday, while captain Blake Wheeler is projected to return versus Florida following a three-game absence.
Jets vs Panthers Pick & Prediction
Winnipeg’s playoff chances sit at a very slim 0.4% entering Friday’s must-win game versus Florida. While their backs are up against the wall, they can at least take solace in the fact they outshot Florida in the first meeting and kept the game relatively close.
Jets vs Panthers Recent Results
|Date||Home-Away||Money Line||Puck Line||Over/Under|
|01/25/2022||WPG 3 – FLA 5||FLA||FLA||Over|
|11/14/2019||FLA 3 – WPG 4||WPG||WPG||Over|
|02/03/2019||WPG 2 – FLA 4||FLA||FLA||Push|
|01/12/2019||FLA 2 – WPG 4||WPG||WPG||Push|
|03/25/2019||WPG 7 – FLA 2||WPG||WPG||Over|
The issue with backing Winnipeg as underdogs in the Friday NHL odds lies with the advanced metrics. The Panthers lead the NHL in Corsi over the past month, while the Jets rank 24th. Furthermore, Florida is top-10 in power play scoring, while Winnipeg ranks bottom-10 in penalty kill.
Here are some betting trends to keep in mind for Jets vs Panthers:
- Jets are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog
- Panthers are 44-8 in their last 52 games as a home favorite
- Favorite is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings
It’s not smart to bet against Florida at home, especially when they’re favored over a non-playoff team. The Cats’ moneyline is heavily juiced, so take Florida to win by at least two goals on the puck line in the Friday NHL odds.
Pick: Panthers -1.5 (-103)
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