Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 5 Prediction, Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Apr 26, 2023

The Winnipeg Jets fight to continue their season in Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.

April 27, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
T-Mobile Arena
Puckline +1.5 -166
Moneyline +162
Over / Under o +5.5


Betting Action


Puckline -1.5 +138
Moneyline -199
Over / Under u +5.5


Betting Action


 Vegas has recovered from a 1-0 series deficit by winning three straight, the two most recent victories coming at Winnipeg. The series now goes back to Vegas for Game 5. 

Winnipeg’s injuries continue to mount as well, as Mark Scheifele exited Game 4 with an upper-body injury. Scheifele is hopeful to play in Game 5 but defenceman Josh Morrissey is out for the series for the Jets and forwards Nikolaj Ehlers and Cole Perfetti have yet to suit up in the playoffs.

Puck drop at T-Mobile Arena Thursday goes at 10 p.m. EDT with Vegas -150 to win and close out the series, while the over-under is set at 5.5 on the NHL odds.

Jets vs. Golden Knights NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

Make it four consecutive hits for the over in this series. But for the first time this series the wining team scored fewer than five goals when Vegas took Game 4 by a score of 4-2. Eight of Vegas’ last 10 home games have finished over the total too.

Going on the road to keep your season alive won’t be easy for the Jets, who are exactly .500 away from home this season. Vegas is 26-16-1 on home ice this year. But Winnipeg did find a way to steal Game 1 on the road (beating the Golden Knights 5-1), so the blueprint is there for a desperate and depleted Jets squad.

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg struck twice on the power play, failed to score during five-on-five play, and totalled 26 shots in Game 4’s defeat. Blake Wheeler (goal and assist) and Neal Pionk (two assists) registered multi-point games, then Pierre-Luc Dubois got his second goal of the post-season. But after that the Jets failed to generate much.

The excuse now can be injuries. As mentioned Winnipeg is already down Morrissey, Ehlers, and Perfetti and Scheifele may join that group Thursday. Scheifele, the Jets leading scorer this season with a career-high 42 goals, did travel to Vegas which leaves hope for Winnipeg.

Vegas Golden Knights

In Game 3 it was Manitoba’s Keegan Kolesar making a big impact with a goal and a fight after a massive hit, and Game 4 was Brett Howden’s turn to put on a show in his home province. Howden scored twice in Monday’s victory, including the game-sealer on an empty net. William Karlsson got his third of the post-season while Ivan Barbashev’s game-winner was his first post-season goal since coming over at the trade deadline.

An under-talked about storyline this post-season has been Laurent Brossoit — Vegas’ starting goalie this series who began the season in the AHL. Brossoit, facing his old club in Winnipeg, has started his first four Stanley Cup Playoffs games this series. And until further notice, Brossoit is the man in the crease for the Knights.

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