Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 10/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-133) Jets (+105)
Canada Life Centre is the location where the Winnipeg Jets (1-2-0) will try to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights (4-0-0) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Vegas at -133 and Winnipeg is priced at +105. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Stars in their previous contest . Vegas amassed 14 penalty mins for this contest. The Golden Knights left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this game. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 34 shots they put on net.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 11 power play opportunities (16th in pro hockey) and have a total of 0 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights thus far have had 105 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .952. Vegas has tried 132 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.6%. When at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 5 goals while earning 12 as an offensive unit. Vegas steps onto the ice with 15 power play opportunities and they have notched 2 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 13.33%. For the season, they have recorded 8 points and their points percentage is sitting at 1.000. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 14 goals (2nd in the National Hockey League) for the year and have conceded 5.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Adin Hill. Opponents have scored 246 goals versus Hill in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.62. Hill has participated in 104 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .911 for his 5,634 mins in the crease. He has accumulated an overall record of 48-39-6 and he started in 91 games. For his professional hockey career, Hill has 50 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .549. Hill has had 2,775 shots against him and has accrued 2,529 saves.
In their last contest, Winnipeg played the Kings in a game where the Jets took a loss by a mark of 5-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Jets converted 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
Winnipeg has put up 99 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.10%, while allowing the other team 84 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 15 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 83.3%. They have a total of 14 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 14.29%. The Jets are sitting with 8 goals at even strength and 2 goals (17th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 14 goals to be scored by of a combination of 11 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Winnipeg Jets have earned a total of 10 goals, 2 points, as well as a points percentage of .333.
Across the rink you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck in the crease. Hellebuyck has amassed a lifetime record of 239-156-37 and has been in net for 448 games. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage is 56.9% and he has 250 quality starting assignments in his career. He has tallied 12,535 stops out of the 13,687 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.67 goals/game and he has yielded 1,152 goals overall. He has started in 439 games and has accumulated 25,869 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+105)
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