Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction 4/1/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (38-24-11) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (44-24-6) on Monday, April 1st. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg and televised on ESPN+. Both the Kings and Jets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

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The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the 8th seed in the Western Conference, the Kings are in 4th place in the Pacific Division with a record of 38-24-11. On the road, Los Angeles is 21-13-4 this season and have dropped two straight games away from home.

Over their last 10 games, the Kings have gone 6-4, and they have lost two in a row. In their last five games, Los Angeles has gone 3-2.

On the road this season, the Kings have gone 19-19 against the puck line, and they have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far, the Kings have been the underdog in 24 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 16-8.

Overall, the Kings have gone 34-39 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Kings have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.

Coming off a 4-2 loss on the road to the Flames, the Kings are hoping to bounce back today. In terms of offense, the Kings netted one goal during the opening period and one time in the second period. During power plays, the team scored two goals. In total, they recorded 18 shots on goal and had 5 giveaways.

Los Angeles took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The combined total of 6 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite their recent struggles, the Jets enter tonight’s game as the favorites. Winnipeg has lost five straight games in which they were favored and have dropped their last two games overall. At home, the Jets are 23-11-3 this season and have lost two straight games.

On the year, Winnipeg has gone 44-24-6 and is in 3rd place in the Central Division. In conference play, the Jets have gone 25-17 and have lost their last three games. Over their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone just 3-7.

When favored, the Jets have a puck line record of 25-27 this season. Their average scoring margin at home this year is +.9 goals per game.

Overall, Winnipeg has gone 38-36 against the puck line this season, including a mark of 20-17 at home. In their last ten games at home, the Jets have a puck line record of 5-5.

The Jets are looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss at home to the Senators. During the first period, the Jets started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Winnipeg’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 30 shots on goal and seven giveaways.

Winnipeg went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 9th position in the league. This season, the Kings have a 22-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-6 record.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 27-43-3. Over the season, there have been 38 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 5.7 goals per game.

Jets Offense Breakdown

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The Jets come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 16th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Jets offense is 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 28th in the NHL.

This season, the Jets have an over/under record of 29-38-7. Throughout last season, they played 47 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.8 goals per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

The Kings defense is currently 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.2 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 3rd with 7 shutouts.

Winnipeg Team Defense

Defensively, the Jets are currently 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Kings vs Jets Trends

  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Jets have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Jets have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-2.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Kings have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 1-2.

Kings vs Jets Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Jets to take down the Kings at home. With the moneyline currently at -124, I’m placing my bet on the Jets straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Kings to cover. Even in the event of a Jets victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Kings should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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