The Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights will square off in a matchup featuring two of the top Stanley Cup favorites in the Western Conference when they throw down at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday night. If you’re looking for some expert NHL betting predictions, then let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value in this highly intriguing affair right now.
Jets vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Odds, Game Info & Preview
- When: Thursday March 21, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- TV: ATRM, TSN3
- Radio: Winnipeg / Vegas
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- NHL Odds: Winnipeg +155/Vegas -175 / Total: 6
Why Bet On Winnipeg?
The Winnipeg Jets are playing some solid hockey coming into this affair having won four straight and seven of their last 10 games overall. Winnipeg dominated overmatched Anaheim 3-0 on Wednesday night as Kyle Connor recorded a goal and an assist for the second straight game to lead the way to victory.
Laurent Brossoit (13-5-2, 2.42 goals-against average, .927 save percentage) is likely going to suit up in place of starting goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who stopped 29 shots against Anaheim for his first shutout of the season, but has played in back-to-back games just once this season. Winnipeg ranks a stellar sixth in scoring (3.4 gpg) while also ranking a solid 14th in goals allowed (2.9 gpg) and sits in first place in the central Division, three points ahead of Nashville.
- Goals: 3.41
- Shots: 31.11
- PP/PK Percentage: 25.76
- Goals: 2.92
- Shots: 33.21
- PP/PK Percentage: 20.44
Why Bet on Vegas?
The Vegas Golden Knights are on fire, having won three straight and nine of their last 10 games overall. The Golden Knights exploded on San Jose to win 7-3 on Monday as Jonathan Marchessault recorded two goals and two assists to lead the way to victory. Vegas has gone 9-0-1 since acquiring veteran Mark Stone at the trade deadline.
“It’s definitely been a little bit of a roller-coaster year for us,” Marchessault told reporters on Monday after registering two goals and two assists. “We’re not producing as much as last year. It’s fine. I think we’re playing well, still, defensively and shutting down big lines on the other teams. When we do that, I think that’s when we’re the most successful.”
The Golden Knights’ top line of Marchessault, Reilly Smith and William Karlsson has combined for 11 goals and 33 points since Stone joined the young franchise. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game (11th) while limiting the opposition to just 2.8 goals per game defensively (8th).
- Goals: 3.11
- Shots: 34.53
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.22
- Goals: 2.78
- Shots: 29.30
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.18
Jets vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Trends
- Winnipeg is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
- Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 6 games
- Vegas is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games at home
- Vegas is 9-1 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Vegas’s last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Jets vs Golden Knights
While I really like Winnipeg and I expect the Jets and Golden Knights to potentially meet in the Western Conference Finals, I’m going to advise you to back Vegas to hold it down at home in this affair. Vegas has gone 22-10-2-2 at home this season and 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and I believe that’s going to be god enough to get past a Winnipeg team that has gone an uninspiring 17-43 in their last 60 games as a road underdog of +151 to +200.
NHL Betting Pick: Vegas 3 Winnipeg 2