Game three of a Western Conference First Round series is set for Saturday afternoon when the Vegas Golden Knights visit the Winnipeg Jets. The Knights were not able to hold court at home, so the Jets enter game three with home ice advantage in the series. Below is my NHL pick for the Golden Knights vs Jets.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets Betting Pick
The Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -110 at BetOnline
This game will be played at Canada Life Centre at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
Why Bet the Vegas Golden Knights:
✅ Vegas has been hot of late and have won 14 of their last 20 games played.
✅ On the road, the Golden Knights have won nine of their last 12 games away from Vegas.
✅ Winnipeg has struggled against Vegas having lost four of their last five meetings.
Vegas Golden Knights Looking to Grab Home Ice Back
The Vegas Golden Knights regrouped from a poor game one loss with an impressive game two win. Having lost 5-1 on Tuesday, Vegas came out of the gates ready to go and grabbed a 5-2 win on Thursday. Winnipeg actually led after the first period, but the Golden Knights scored the first two goals of the second period to take a 2-1 lead. However, the Jets kept fighting and tied the game up heading into the second intermission. Vegas woke up in the third period and scored the final three goals of the game to even the series up at one game apiece.
Mark Stone had a big game with two goals and one assist in the win. Chandler Stephenson added one goal and one assist on the night.
The Winnipeg Jets Can Take Control of This Series
Winnipeg may have lost game two, but they will head back up to Canada knowing if they take care of business at home they will win this series. The Jets went 26-13-2 at home during the regular season and two more home wins will put them in complete control of this series.
In the game two loss, Adam Lowry and Kevin Stenlund both scored for the Jets. Winnipeg was outshot 39-33 on the night.