Winnipeg Jets (3-3) vs. Los Angeles Kings (4-4)
October 27, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -125 / Winnipeg Jets +113; Over/Under: +6
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The Winnipeg Jets and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena on Thursday night.
The Winnipeg Jets will hope to build on their 4-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in their last game. Neal Pionk, Josh Morrissey and Cole Perfetti each have 5 points to lead the Jets with Morrissey posting a team-high 5 assists while Pionk has 3 goals with a pair of assists and Perfetti has a pair of goals and 3 apples. Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler and Pierre-Luc Dubois each have 4 points with Scheifele logging a team-high 4 goals while Wheeler has 4 assists and Dubois has a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 3-2 with a 2.20 GAA and a .929 save percentage while David Rittich is 0-1 with a 4.23 GAA and an .871 save percentage between the pipes for Winnipeg this season.
The Los Angeles Kings will be out to build on a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning last time out. Gabriel Vilardi leads the Kings with 9 points lncluding a team-high 5 goals and 4 assists while Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe each have 7 points with Kopitar logging 6 assists while Kempe has 5 goals of his own. Kevin Fiala has 6 points with 5 assists while Trevor Moore and Alex Iafallo each have 5 points with Moore logging 5 assists and Iafallo adding a pair of goals and 3 assists. Jonathan Quick has gone 2-3 with a 3.59 GAA and an .893 save percentage while Cal Petersen has a 2-1 record with a 4.97 GAA and an .842 save percentage this season.
Winnipeg is 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games while the under is 5-1-2 in their last 8 games following a win. Los Angeles is 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-0 in their last 5 games after allowing 2 goals or less in the previous game while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
I get the reasoning for looking at either side in this game, but I’m looking at the under in this one. This is usually a fairly tight and low-scoring matchup whenever these two lock up and I’m expecting no different here. The Jets defensively have been stout with Hellebuyck in goal and the Kings, despite numbers that suggest a higher-scoring game here, should be able to cope with a relatively subpar Jets offense that isn’t really blowing anyone away. I think this one has first to 3 written all over it, so give me the under here.