Last year the Golden Knights had the Winnipeg Jets number, knocking them out of the playoffs in the Western conference finals. Although it is still very early, the two teams seem to be on a collision course to meet once again this season. This year it’s been a different story for the Jets, as they will be looking for the three-game regular season sweep.
Jets vs Golden Knights Betting Analysis
This game marks the third and final game of the regular season between these two teams. Although the Golden Knights haven’t registered a win against the Jets this season, they are on a streak – winners of nine of their last 10 games. They also boast one of the league’s better home ice records at 22-10-4.
Head-to-head they enter this game with the Jets winners of four out of the last six against them, but all four wins happened during last year’s Conference finals. The Jets got the better of the Golden Knights in their first regular season game against them (this season) back on January 15, a 4-1 decision. They followed it up with a 6-3 win against the Knights on February 22.
Overall, the teams have played ten games in total, with the Jets winning four games and the Knights taking the other six. Six of the nine games were decided by two goals or less.
The under has been in play in five of the last eight games between these two teams going 5-2-1 over that time.
The Jets are coming off a 3-0 win Wednesday night in Anaheim as they play in their second last back-to-back of the season. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 29 to record his first shutout of the season.
The Jets is in a stretch of six of seven games against Pacific Division teams. The club is 15-5-2 against Pacific Division opponents this season and have won 10 of their past 14 games against the Pacific Division.
Winnipeg was an impressive 17-4-2 against Pacific Division foes last season and are on an 24-6-4 run in their last 34 games versus the division. Blake Wheeler five goals, 17 assists leads the Jets in scoring against the Pacific Division this season with 22 points in 22 games.
The Jets have scored 37 goals in the month of March, which ranks them in the top five in the league. The Jets have scored four goals or more in five of their ten games this month.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights enter this game with the Jets on a three-game winning streak, and coming off the most productive offensive two game stretch of the season. In the last two games, the Knights recorded a 7-3 win over the Sharks, and a 6-3 victory over the Oilers. Some large goal totals for a team that at times has had a hard time scoring.
The Knights are coming off a season high three power-play goal performance against the Sharks, where Reilly Smith (one goal, three assists) and Jonathan Marchessault (two goals, two assists) dominated the scoresheet. There line alongside William Karlsson has 16 points in the last two games.
Looking deeper into the numbers, six of the teams last 13 goals were scored in the third period and Vegas has had seven different players’ record two points or more in the last two games.
Malcolm Subban has been solid in goal, recording back-to-back wins while stopping 52 of the 58 shots he has faced. Marc-Andre Fleury will likely return to the net after getting some much needed rest. In his last start the Flower stopped 40-of-41 in a 2-1 win over the Stars. He was the game’s first star.