Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game Preview 11/10/17

Last Updated: 2017-11-10

jets golden knights nhl picksThe Winnipeg Jets and the first-year-franchise Vegas Golden Knights clash at T-Mobile Arena in a Western Conference matchup. It’s the first time these two clubs have ever met head-to-head. This one gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10 and it can be watched live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds

Winnipeg comes into the contest as the heavy favorite with a moneyline of -145. The line for Vegas sits at +125, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at an even 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -110 money on the over and -110 on the under.

Vegas is 9-6 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 6.0 units this season. Of the team’s 15 games this season, nine have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 6-1 SU at home thus far.

The Golden Knights have converted on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.3 percent of all penalties.

The Golden Knights, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.6 times per game this season, and 2.8 per game over their last five contests. The team’s had to defend opposition power plays for just 7.9 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, in total.

Averaging 22.7 saves per game with a .866 save percentage, Maxime Lagace (1-5-1) has been the best option in goal for Vegas this season. If head coach Gerard Gallant decides to give him a breather, however, the team could go with Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1-1 record, .925 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average).

The Knights will continue to look for leadership via James Neal and David Perron. Neal (12 points) has tallied eight goals and four assists and has recorded multiple points in four different games this year. Perron has four goals and eight assists to his credit and has recorded at least one point in eight contests.

On the other side of the rink, Winnipeg is 8-6 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 2.3 units this year. Through 14 regular season matches, nine of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under and none have pushed. As the road team so far, the Jets are 4-3 SU.

The Jets have converted on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the top-five among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully killed off 76.5 percent of all penalties.

Winnipeg’s skaters have been penalized 4.4 times per game this season. Last season, that number was at 4.3, which was the fifth-highest mark in the league. After serving an average of 10.2 penalty minutes per game a season ago the team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays for 10.3 minutes per outing this year.

Connor Hellebuyck (.936 save percentage and 2.12 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck is averaging 29.1 saves per game and has eight wins, three losses, and two OT losses to his credit.

For the visiting Jets, the offense will run through Blake Wheeler (five goals, 16 assists) and Mark Scheifele (nine goals, nine assists).

Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights Free Picks

Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes

Four of Winnipeg’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 3-1 in those games.

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