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Jets vs. Panthers 01/25/22- Exploring Pre-game betting

On Jan. 23, the Winnipeg Jets dropped their fourth straight game to the Pittsburgh Penguins, losing 3-2 in a shootout. Once again, the Jets should’ve locked that game up, and yet, they fell just a few inches short.

Between allowing two goals in nine seconds, hitting several posts and some questionable decisions from the referees, the Jets just simply couldn’t finish the job. But, I suppose we must move on and focus on this upcoming clash against the Florida Panthers. 

Looking at my bets from last Sunday, I went 2-for-6 on the night. A nice little rebound after missing 18 straight bets. Let’s see the Jets can upset the Panthers and I can get us back winning some money.

What You Need to Know About the Jets

In the last 10 games, the Jets have performed to a 4-4-2 record. In particular, they’ve struggled mightily against the Eastern Conference this season, earning them a 3-7-2 record. Still, this club is just three points back of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference, which is held by the Calgary Flames.

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Connor Hellebuyck is expected to start his 33rd game of the season in this contest. The 28-year-old owns a 14-12-6 record, a 2.80 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. In Hellebuycks last five games, he’s posted one shutout and has allowed 13 goals against. 

There will be no Dylan DeMelo (lower-body), Logan Stanley (upper-body), Nikolaj Ehlers (lower-body) and Dominic Toninato (Covid-19) during Tuesday’s showdown. 

Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg in goals (22) assists (19) and points (41) thus far in 2021-22. 

The last time these two clubs met was on Nov. 14, 2019, the Jets won 4-3 in regulation.

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What You Need to Know About the Panthers

Though the Panthers lost their last game to the Seattle Kraken 5-3 on Jan. 23, they remain one of the top teams in the NHL this season. Currently, they’re atop of the Eastern Conference with 61 points and a 28-9-5  record through 40 games. 

The Panthers are expected to start Sergei Bobrovsky, who’s enjoyed an unbelievable first half of the season. In total, he’s rocking with a 20-4-3 record, a 2.44 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. 

Florida will be without Noel Acciari (upper-body), Markus Nutivaara (undisclosed), Jonas Johansson (Covid-19) and Gustav Forsling (Covid-19). 

Aleksander Barkov leads the Panthers in goals (18), Jonathan Huberdeau leads the team in assists (42) and points (58).

Betting on Tuesday’s Game

I’m betting with PointsBet and so should you!

Money Line: Jets win at +145.

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Over/Under Goals: Total score exceeds 6.5 goals at -110.

Easy Money: Sam Bennett scores anytime at +195.

Risky Business: Austin Poganski scores anytime at +425.

Parlay: Vegas Golden Knights ML, New York Islander ML, Vancouver Canucks ML at +770.

Period Bet: Jets win the third period at +125.

Good luck and happy betting!

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