Can the Winnipeg Jets Sweep the Vegas Golden Knights in the Regular Season Series?
The Vegas Golden Knights will square off against the Winnipeg Jets inside of the Canada Life Centre on Tuesday night in a Western Conference matchup. The Golden Knights are fourth in the Pacific Division (33-26-4, 70 points) this season while the Jets are sixth in the Central Division (28-23-10, 66 points) and are currently three points outside of the Western Conference playoffs. This will be the third and final game against one another in the regular season as Winnipeg picked up a win in both games, including a 7-3 home win back on March 15.
These teams are both playing very well and both franchises are in need to pick up a win in this game. Let’s take a closer look into the Golden Knights and the Jets to determine the best side to bet on here.
Vegas Golden Knights’ Injuries Can Be The Difference In This Game
The Vegas Golden Knights are doing very well offensively as they are averaging 3.11 goals on 34 shots this season. Center Jonathan Marchessault has been doing decently well as he is tied for 27th in the sport in goals as he has recorded 47 points (25 goals, 22 assists) with four points in the last four games he played in. With Robin Lehner on Injured Reserve, goalie Laurent Brossoit has to step up as he is 10-9-3 with 2.90 goals allowed per game and an .895 save percentage this year. Vegas has been struggling as a whole defensively as they are allowing 3.05 goals on 29.8 shot attempts thus far.
Left winger Kyle Connor has been one of the best players on the ice as he is tied for 10th in points in the NHL and tied for fourth in goals as he has posted 72 points (38 goals, 34 assists) while adding 10 points in his previous five games. Winnipeg has been a threat scoring the puck as they are scoring 3.03 goals on 32.9 shot attempts thus far. As a team defensively, the Jets are giving up 3.02 goals on 32.9 shots this season. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck can play a little better as he is 21-21-9 with a .908 save percentage and 2.99 goals allowed per game.
Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets Betting Prediction
The injuries on the Vegas Golden Knights side of things are going to be the major factor as they need to step up with important players like goalie Robin Lehner on Injured Reserve, left winger Max Pacioretty, and center Jack Eichel are all not at 100 percent at this point. The major difference as of late is on the offensive side of the ice in the previous five games as the Golden Knights are scoring three goals while the Jets are averaging 4.4 goals per game. Vegas is a brutal 25-38 against the spread while Winnipeg is 35-26 against the spread. Everything is pointing towards the Winnipeg Jets to cover the spread in this game.
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