Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Feb 18): Panthers vs Jets Prediction
The NHL finishes off a busy weekend with7 games on the board for Sunday. So far the weekend has been packed with action and I expect that to continue today. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus picks instead of paying.
Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets Predictions
The Panther and Jets meet up in a cross-conference matchup on Sunday night. Winnipeg enters the night 34-15-9. The Jets are in first place of the Central Division. Florida has gone 25-23-6 this season. The Panthers are sitting in fourth place of the Atlantic Division. Florida will be playing on the second night of a back to back on Sunday.
Winnipeg visited Florida back on December 7. Both teams played a competitive game, but the Panthers ended up walking away with a 6-4 victory. The Jets and Panthers were tied at 3-3 to enter the third period, but Florida put up a dominant final period to get the win. Patrik Laine had a goal and two assists for the Jets. Jonathan Huberdeau led the Panthers in points with three assists. Eric Comrie and James Reimer were in net, but both goalies failed to crack a .900 save percentage in the game.
Connor Hellebuyck is likely going to start for the Jets on Sunday night. Hellebuyck has gone 30-8-8 this season and made an All-Star appearance only a couple weekends ago. He has a .923 save percentage and a 2.34 GAA. Hellebuyck will be looking to top the Panthers on Sunday night.
James Reimer is expected to face off against the Jets again. Reimer has been forced into the starting role for the Panthers due to an injury to Roberto Luongo. Reimer has gone 15-12-5 in his games this season. His stats are not great though. Reimer has a 3.10 GAA and a .909 save percentage.
Florida Panthers +1 ½ (-180) * at Winnipeg Jets -1 ½ (+160)
Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers in points with fifty-three. Vincent Trocheck leads the team in goals with twenty-one. He is also second on the team in points with fifty-one. Aleksander Barkov has fifty points, which is third on the team.
Blake Wheeler has sixty-four points, which leads the team. Mark Scheifele has forty-five points, which is second on the team. Scheifele has only played in only forty-two games. Patrik Laine leads the team in goals with twenty-six. Laine has added eighteen assists to put himself third on the team in points.
The Panthers are playing this game on the second night of a back to back. Fatigue will play a part as the Panthers have to travel from Calgary to Winnipeg overnight. The Jets are already a better team and they are playing at home. The Jets are getting healthy right now and are playing great. I believe this will lead to a dominant win for Winnipeg. The Jets are listed as +160 to cover one and a half points. I believe that is a great number for this pick.
Free NHL Consensus Pick: Winnipeg Jets -1 ½ (+160)
* This pick was made before the Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames game concluded.