Winnipeg Jets vs. Los Angeles Kings Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Mar 24, 2023

The Winnipeg Jets continue their California Swing on Saturday afternoon by taking on the Pacific Division-contending Los Angeles Kings.

March 25, 2023, 4:00 PM ET
Staples Center
Los Angeles
Puckline +1.5 -251
Moneyline -101
Over / Under o +6


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Puckline -1.5 +208
Moneyline -120
Over / Under u +6


Betting Action


The Kings opened as -130 favourites on the NHL odds.

Jets vs. Kings NHL Betting Odds

There are several matinees around the NHL on Saturday, and this is the last scheduled one for Winnipeg in the regular season. It’s the third and final meeting between the clubs, and they have split high-scoring results: Winnipeg won 6-4 in Los Angeles on Oct. 27 and the Kings won 6-5 in a shootout in Winnipeg on Feb. 8. Anze Kopitar went nuts in that one with four goals. The Kings trailed 5-3 entering the third. Adrian Kempe won it in the shootout.

Josh Morrissey had two goals in that game and leads the Jets with six points (2G, 4A) in the series and is plus-3. Dylan DeMelo has three assists and is plus-5. Connor Hellebuyck started both in net and allowed a combined nine goals on 81 shots. He is 5-5-1 with a 3.18 goals-against average and .905 save per centage with two shutouts in 11 career games against LA.

The road team is 4-1 in the past five meetings and the total has gone under in nine of the past 12 overall.

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg is looking for its first three-game winning streak since Jan. 30-Feb. 14; big gap in there due to the All-Star break. The Jets come off a 3-2 win in Anaheim on Thursday. Mason Appleton (third of season), Kyle Connor (28th) and Adam Lowry (11th) had the goals, with Lowry’s the winner at 10:47 of the third for his 200th career point. He had an assist on Appleton’s goal and was the No. 1 star. Connor hadn’t scored in March prior to Thursday. Connor Hellebuyck allowed two goals on 20 shots and has won five of his last seven outings, giving up more than two goals only twice in that span. “I thought that was one of our most complete games in a while, a really good 60 minutes,” said head coach Rick Bowness. The Jets are 2-5 in their past seven after a win.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings have been off since Monday’s 8-2 blowout of Calgary and have earned at least a point in every game this month even though leading scorer Kevin Fiala has missed five in a row with a lower-body injury. LA scored at least two in each period vs. the Flames in tying a season high in goals. For the third time in four games, they scored four in the first. Adrian Kempe was the No. 1 star with two goals and an assist. Anze Kopitar, Quinton Byfield and Rasmus Kupari had two assists apiece. Pheonix Copley made 15 saves for Los Angeles. The journeyman has been a revelation at 22-4-3 with a 2.61 GAA and .904 SV. Blueliner Sean Durzi has been out since March 6 but might return Saturday. The Kings are 9-2 in their past 11 at home.

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