Winnipeg Jets (2-1) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (3-1)
October 20, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -176 / Winnipeg Jets +146; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights meet Thursday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. The Winnipeg Jets look to build on their 2-1 record. The Vegas Golden Knights look to add to their 3-1 start.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 3 goals, Nikolaj Ehlers has 3 assists and Kyle Connor has 9 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 8 goals on 103 shots faced.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 3 goals, Alex Pietrangelo has 3 assists and Reilly Smith has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 6 goals on 97 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 2 goals on 33 shots.
The Jets are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Golden Knights are 8-3 in their last 11 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 7-1 in Jets last 8 overall. The over is 8-2 in Golden Knights last 10 home games. The Jets are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets have the offensive firepower to give Vegas a run, but they’ve also come up small in recent road games and their defensive effort can run hot and cold. The Vegas Golden Knights have been one of the tougher home teams in the league since becoming a franchise, and they’re flexing their muscle early at both ends of the ice. I have to side with the Golden Knights and as usual, I’ll lay the PL to shave down the expensive juice.