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Winnipeg Jets vs Florida Panthers Betting Preview

Florida Panthers

Winnipeg Jets
14-17-5 December 20, 2013, 08:00 PM | MTS Centre 15-16-5

The Winnipeg Jets will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Florida Panthers invade MTS Centre on Friday.

The Jets sport a record of 15-16-5 heading into this matchup, while the Panthers sit at 14-17-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-18-4 for the Jets and 15-17-4 for the Panthers.

View Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Jets in this one found them earlier as -168 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Jets sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

In their last action, Florida was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Florida at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Winnipeg lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Sabres on December 17. Bettors who backed the Sabres at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 16-ranked offense (2.64 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.11 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 13.22% rate while the Panthers have a 74.31% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Florida home to Tampa Bay, Monday, December 23rd
Winnipeg at Vancouver, Sunday, December 22nd