There is perhaps nothing worse than being in the playoff race all season long, only to trip and fall at the final hurdle. This is true for any sport, but it is probably even more so in the NHL given that the season is so long and grueling. With the races in both conferences so tight at the moment, there are going to be a lot of disappointed teams when the regular season comes to a close in about a month or so. The battle for the two available Wild Card spots is really beginning to heat up, with only a few teams free and clear of the logjam that is beginning to form down there. The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the teams who have distanced themselves from that pack, but don’t be looking for them to take their foot off the gas anytime soon. They will be in Winnipeg on Friday night against a Jets team that is very much in the thick of that playoff race, so it’s an important game for both teams. The Golden Knights are favored by 1 ½ on the road, with the goal total for this one set at 5.5. Let’s see how the NHL odds will be for the Golden Knights vs Jets.
Golden Knights vs Jets 2020 NHL Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Friday, March 6 at 8 PM EST
- Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg
- TV: ESPN+
- NHL Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 / Total 5.5
Feeling Golden this morning! pic.twitter.com/YgblgyH1UR— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 6, 2020
Why bet on the Vegas Golden Knights
After sending a whole bunch of time locked in the Wild Card race with a bunch of other teams, the Vegas Golden Knights have gone on a run that has taken them to the top of the Pacific Division with a clear lead. Vegas has been about as hot as it gets of late, winning 9 of their last 10 games to move to 37-23-8 on the season. Their 82 points has them just 2 points up on the Edmonton Oilers in second, but they are also now 8 points clear of the Wild Card, which, at this late stage of the season, is a rather comfortable spot to be in. The Golden Knights have been decent on the road this season, going 15-12-4, although just 14-17 ATS in those games. They are 6-3-1 in their last 10 versus the Jets, losing 4-3 in OT in their only other meeting this year.
- Goals: 3.22
- Shots: 34.43
- PP/PK Percentage: 21.39
- Goals: 2.97
- Shots: 29.6
- PP/PK Percentage: 22.38
Why bet on the Winnipeg Jets
If the season were to end right now, the Winnipeg Jets would be below the playoff line and out of the playoffs. The good news is that they are still in this thing, but they are running out of time to get up and over that line. The problem that the Jets have right now is that they are going to need to settle for a Wild card spot, as they are currently 8 points back of the top 3 in the Central Division. At this stage of the season, it really doesn’t matter how you get above the playoff line. The good news is that with 74 points, the Jets are tied with the 2 teams currently occupying those spots. The Jets have gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and are 18-14-3 at home this season.
- Goals: 3
- Shots: 31.46
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.8
- Goals: 2.93
- Shots: 32.47
- PP/PK Percentage: 22.94
Golden Knights vs Jets NHL Betting Trends
- Vegas are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.
- Vegas are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Winnipeg.
- Vegas are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 5 games.
- Winnipeg are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 6 games against Vegas.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg’s last 6 games at home.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 5 games when playing at home against Vegas.
Golden Knights vs Jets Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is more of a must win game for Winnipeg than it is for Vegas, but it is the Golden Knights who are the hotter of the two teams at the moment. I think the safest bet here is to take the Jets to cover.
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