Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights
|Date & Time||Thursday March 21, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +142 / Vegas Golden Knights -175 -- Over/Under: 6
The Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights meet Thursday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 34 goals, Blake Wheeler has 68 assists and Patrik Laine has 225 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 158 goals on 1,759 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 46 goals on 634 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to keep the puck rolling after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 22 goals, Alex Tuch has 30 assists and Shea Theodore has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 144 goals on 1,673 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 42 goals on 425 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in 11 of their last 14 games.
The Jets are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 35-17 in their last 52 vs. Pacific and 16-7 in their last 23 vs. a team with a winning record. The Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 36-17 in their last 53 games as a favorite. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 24-10-3 in Jets last 37 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall.
The Winnipeg Jets are not only playing well heading into this game, but they've had zero trouble winning on the end of back to backs and have won the last two meetings against Vegas, which includes a 6-3 road win a month ago. With that said, the Vegas Golden Knights are easily one of the hotter teams in hockey and are showing flashes of being the team they were last year as the playoffs approach. Throw in the extended rest with the Jets playing last night, and you have to like Vegas to keep things going on its home ice. I'm not stepping in front of the Vegas Golden Knights.