Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 3/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (37-23-8) at Winnipeg Jets (34-28-6)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +131 / Vegas Golden Knights -145 --- Over/Under: 6
TV: ATRM, TSN3
The Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets meet Friday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 31 goals, Mark Stone has 42 assists and Reilly Smith has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 127 goals on 1,351 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed two goals on 61 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 17 of their last 25 games.
The Winnipeg Jets need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 35 goals, Mark Scheifele has 43 assists and Blake Wheeler has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 136 goals on 1,691 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 54 goals on 512 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two or less goals in 10 of their last 17 games.
The Golden Knights are 8-1 in their last 9 games as a favorite, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-1 in their last 10 overall. The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 7-19 in their last 26 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 3-0-1 in Golden Knights last 4 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Jets last 7 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights have been very kind to us during this winning stretch and they're a team that's hard to bet against when in on of these grooves. The problem is the Winnipeg Jets have played decent hockey as well and have flexed their muscle the most recently on their home ice. The Jets have also won three of the last four meetings against Vegas, which includes an overtime win on the road when they met back in November. Based on the plus money and knowing hot streaks come to an end in this spot, I'll side with the Winnipeg Jets at home.