Winnipeg Jets vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights - 12/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Las Vegas Golden Knights (15-8-1) at Winnipeg Jets (15-6-4)
NHL Hockey: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -175 / Las Vegas Golden Knights +158 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets meet Friday in NHL action at the MTS Centre.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a bounce back victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 13 goals, Jonathan Marchessault has 13 assists and James Neal has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Maxime Lagace has given up 40 goals on 307 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 11 goals on 153 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
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The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 12 goals, Blake Wheeler has 22 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 44 goals on 591 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 22 goals on 228 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Golden Knights are 12-2 in their last 14 vs. Western Conference, 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Jets are 14-3 in their last 17 home games, 18-4 in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Jets last 5 overall and the over is 5-1-2 in Golden Knights last 8 overall.
The Vegas Golden Knights simply aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, and playing on the end of a back to back against a red hot Winnipeg team likely doesn't change much. The Jets have been piling up the victories recently and have been nearly unbeatable when playing on their home ice. The price isn't cheap here, but the Jets should get the job done yet again in this spot.