Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets Predictions, NHL Free Pick 3/6/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-145) Jets (+131)
Bell MTS Place is the venue where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (34-28-6, 4th in the Central Division) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (37-23-8, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Friday. The Jets open this matchup at +131 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -145. The total has been set at 6. The Golden Knights are covering 52.3% of the time, having gone 34-31 SU. The Jets are covering 47.7% of the time, going 31-34 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights come into this matchup with a record of 37 wins and 23 losses, ranking them 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 216 goals which ranks them 2nd in the West and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +16, ranking them 9th in the league. The Golden Knights have a total of 82 pts, which ranks them 9th in the league and 4th in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have a total of 2,341 which ranks them 1st in the West and 1st in the league. As a group, Vegas has compiled a total of 1,747 hits which means they have an average of 25.7 per contest. They have a total of 745 blocks for the season. In goal for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 2,758 mins defending the goal for the year. Fleury is allowing 2.76 goals against average which has him sitting 14th among Western Conference goaltenders and 31st in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has given up 127 goals. He holds a save % of .906 which has him sitting 23rd among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3 - 0 victory over the New Jersey Devils in their previous game. The Golden Knights were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this victory. In this outing, they converted 3 of the 32 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. Vegas had 6 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 62 and the Corsi against was 44 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 58.5%. Their Fenwick was 46 while the Fenwick against was 33, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.2%. They took 31 face-off wins and lost 20 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 61.8% and they had a PDO of 109.7 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New Jersey Devils earned 27 shots. They had a total of 2 minutes in the box and they had 3 power play opportunities.
The Jets will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 34 victories and 28 losses. When looking at goal differential, they sit 8th in the Western Conference and 16th in the league with +4. They have a total of 201 goals for the year which ranks them 8th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .911 which is good for 8th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.4% which puts them at 6th in the West. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an ok season by allowing 2.64 goals per game and that has him 11th among Western Conference goalies and 22nd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 3,089 minutes he has played this season, he has surrendered 136 goals. He has a save percentage of .920, which places him at 8th among Western Conference goalies and 13th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets opposed the Buffalo Sabres in a game where the Jets got the victory by a score of 3 - 1. For this outing, Winnipeg went home with a 48.5% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 48 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 51. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Sabres having earned a 39 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg played and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO at even strength of 98.7 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 52.0%. The Jets converted 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and netted 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Sabres had 2 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Winnipeg allowed 26 shots on goal and the Sabres ended up with 6 minutes in the box.
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Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+131)
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