Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
T-Mobile Arena is the location where the Vegas Golden Knights (21-12-0) will meet the Winnipeg Jets (14-11-5) on Sunday.
The Winnipeg Jets will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 win over the Blues in their previous game. Winnipeg amassed 11 penalty mins for this matchup. They also had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Jets had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. For the matchup, they converted 4 of the 34 shots they looked to score on.
Pertaining to their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 89 goals (17th in pro hockey) this season and have given up 84. For the current season, they have scored 33 points and their points % is .550. Winnipeg has tallied 93 power play chances and they have scored 19 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 20.43%. When playing at even strength, the Jets have allowed 59 goals while having 70 on the offensive side of the ice. Winnipeg has tried 998 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.9%. The Jets have had 947 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .911. Winnipeg Jets opponents have 85 power play tries (21st in hockey) and have come away with 25 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has played in 339 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 183-111-29 and he started in 330 games. The opposition has been able to score 852 goals against Hellebuyck in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.63. Hellebuyck has seen 10,231 shots against him and has recorded 9,379 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .917 during his 19,415 mins guarding the cage. For his career, Hellebuyck has 183 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .555.
In their last outing, Vegas faced off against the Kings in an outing where the Golden Knights notched a win by a final score of 6-3. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and scored 2 goals out of those chances. The Golden Knights converted 6 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
Vegas has attempted 1,099 shots (3rd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.65%, while allowing the other team 1,019 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 77.89% on their opponents 95 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.1%. They have earned 82 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 20.73%. The Golden Knights have scored 100 goals at even strength and 17 goals (18th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 101 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have 117 goals, 42 points, in addition to a points percentage of .636.
Across the rink you are likely to see Robin Lehner between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.72 goals per game and he has surrendered 879 goals in total. Lehner's percentage of quality starts is 55.7% and he has made 181 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 325 games and has played 19,419 minutes. Lehner is the owner of a lifetime record of 143-133-47 and has been in goal for 344 contests. He is sitting with 9,702 saves out of the 10,581 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg
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