The Winnipeg Jets (7-4-1) take on the Florida Panthers (2-4-3) at the unlikely venue of the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on Friday afternoon.
The game comes just a day after the teams meet in what is officially the reverse fixture at the same venue, with the Panthers listed as the team on home-ice in the Thursday lunchtime encounter.
Before the doubleheader against the Panthers, the Jets last game was a 3-2 loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, although they did hold a two-goal advantage going into the third period.
Despite the Jets’ roster featuring the likes of Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler, they currently average 2.90 Goals per Game, leaving them 19th in the overall NHL standings, while allowing 2.70 Goals per Game to leave them 7th in the rankings.
Before the trip to Helsinki, the Panthers were last in action on Saturday, losing 3-2 in their road trip to the New Jersey Devils.
The Panthers currently average 3.00 Goals per Game, placing them 17th in the NHL overall rankings for the season. They are currently allowing 3.70 Goals per Game, which leaves them down in 26th position in those NHL standings.
The majority of NHL betting predictions will be for a Jets win here, even though the game is on neutral territory. With the Panthers having yet to win a game in regulation time this season, the Money Line odds should certainly favour the Jets.
With the Jets having the better form and the greater quality in their team, they should win on Friday and are therefore our betting tip to prevail in Helsinki.
Pick: Money Line – Winnipeg Jets