Planning on watching today’s Kings and Jets game? Catch the action at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB, as the Jets hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Jets as the -1.5 goal favorite with the over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS WINNIPEG JETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Winnipeg Jets -1.5

This game will be played at Canada Life Centre at 9:00 ET on Monday, April 1st.

WHY BET THE WINNIPEG JETS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Kings winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Kings on the moneyline (+103)
  • The Kings are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is a Road Win Possible for Los Angeles?

Los Angeles comes into the game with a record of 38-24-11 and 87 points, which has them in 8th place in the Western Conference and 4th place in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 6-4, and they have dropped their last two games.

On the road this season, the Kings have gone 21-13-4, and they have lost their last two games away from home. As the underdog this season, Los Angeles has gone 12-8-4.

On the road this season, the Kings have gone 19-19 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.4 goals per game. So far, the Kings have an overall puck line record of 34-39.

Los Angeles has gone just 18-31 against the puck line when favored this year, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.6 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Kings have a puck line record of 5-5.

This season, Los Angeles’ games have an average of 5.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.1. The Kings come in with an over/under performance of 27-43-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

On offense, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. Looking at how the Kings’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 15th in power play goals and 7th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Los Angeles’ offense is Trevor Moore. Coming into the game he has 26 goals, ranking 53rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Moore has 23 assists this season.

Defensively, the Jets are currently 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Winnipeg, goalie Cam Talbot has started 45 games in this season. His current record is 23-17, and his save percentage stands at 0.878%.

Pressure Builds for Winnipeg as Home Favorites

At 94 points, the Jets are 5th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Central Division. Overall, Winnipeg is 44-24-6 and has lost five straight games. At home, the Jets are 23-11-3 this season.

In games against Western Conference opponents, Winnipeg is 25-17 and has been favored in 52 of their 74 games. In games where they are favored, the Jets have gone 35-14-3.

Winnipeg comes into the game with a puck line record of 38-36 and an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. The Jets have gone 1-2 against the puck line in their last three games and 4-6 in their last 10.

So far this season, the Jets have 32 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal. In their last five games, Winnipeg has gone just 1-4 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is 25-27.

This season, Winnipeg’s games have an average of 5.5 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 5.9. The Jets come in with an over/under performance of 29-38-7.

Across their three previous road games, Los Angeles has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Jets are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 16th in the league. The Winnipeg offense is ranked 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 28th in the NHL.

Winnipeg’s leading goal scorer is Tyler Toffoli. So far this season, he has 30 goals, placing him 27th in the NHL. Toffoli also comes into the game with 20 assists.

In terms of defense, the Jets head into the game ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Winnipeg. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Goalie Laurent Brossoit gets the start and has made 19 starts this season. His record at this point is 12-5, and his save percentage is 0.486%.