Last Updated: 2019-03-21
Two teams on winning streaks, the Winnipeg Jets and the Vegas Golden Knights collide at T-Mobile Arena. The game will get underway at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 21, and fans at home are able to catch this Western Conference matchup live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Winnipeg is 44-29 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 4.5 units this season. Through 73 regular season outings, 36 of its games have gone over the total, while 29 have gone under and just seven have pushed. This 2018-19 Jets team is 20-16 SU on the road.
Winnipeg has converted on 25.8 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for fifth-best in the NHL. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 79.6 percent of all penalties.
The Jets, as a collective unit, have been penalized 3.8 times per game overall during the 2018-19 season, and 4.8 per game over its last five on the road. The team’s had to kill penalties just 8.0 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Sporting a .912 save percentage and 29.6 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (31-24-2) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg this year. Hellebuyck played last night, however, so the team could decide to rest him and instead go with Laurent Brossoit (13-7-2 record, .927 save percentage, 2.42 goals against average).
Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele will both spearhead the attack for the visiting Jets. Wheeler (88 points) has tallied 20 goals and 68 assists, and has recorded two or more points 22 times. Scheifele has 35 goals and 45 assists to his nameand has notched at least one point in 43 games.
Vegas is 41-32 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 35 of its outings have gone under the total, while 34 have gone over and just four have pushed. It’s 22-14 SU at home this year.
The Golden Knights have converted on just 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.8 percent of all penalties.
Golden Knights players have been penalized only 3.2 times per game this season, 3.2 per game over their past five contests total, and 2.8 per game over their last five at home. The team’s had to stave off opponent power plays just 6.2 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Marc-Andre Fleury has stopped 25.9 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Golden Knights. Fleury has 35 wins, 24 losses, and five OT losses to his name and has recorded a 2.46 goals against average and a .914 save percentage this year.
The Knights offense will be led by Mark Stone (32 goals, 38 assists).
Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under
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Winnipeg is 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Vegas is 3-2 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the over has hit in four of their last five games.
Winnipeg has managed 29.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas is averaging 42.8 shots per game over its last five home outings.
Vegas has scored 3.1 goals per game overall this year, but is scoring 5.0 per match up over its three-game winning streak.
Six of Winnipeg’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
The Golden Knights this season have recorded the third-most hits per game in the NHL (27.6), but that average has risen to 32.4 over their past five home outings.