The Winnipeg Jets and the first-year-franchise Vegas Golden Knights clash at T-Mobile Arena in a Western Conference showdown. It’s the first time these two clubs have ever met head-to-head. The action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, and it can be viewed live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Winnipeg (-145) is currently favored over Vegas (+125), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Vegas is 9-6 straight up (SU) and has earned 6.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Among the team’s 15 games this season, nine have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 6-1 SU at home so far this year.
The Golden Knights have converted on 21.7 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.3 percent of all penalties.
As a team, the Golden Knights have been penalized just 3.6 times per game this season, and 2.8 per game over their past five matchups. The team has been forced to defend opposition power plays for just 7.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings, overall.
Averaging 22.7 saves per game with a .866 save percentage, Maxime Lagace (1-5-1) has been the top option in goal for the Knights this year. If head coach Gerard Gallant chooses to rest him, however, the team might roll with Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1-1 record, .925 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average).
James Neal and David Perron will each look to continue their strong seasons for the Golden Knights. Neal (12 points) has tallied eight goals and four assists and has recorded multiple points four times this year. Perron has four goals and eight assists to his credit and has recorded at least one point in eight contests.
Over on the other bench, Winnipeg is 8-6 straight up (SU) and has earned 2.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of nine of its contests have gone over the total, while five have gone under and none have pushed. The Jets are 4-3 SU as a road team this season.
The Jets have scored on 23.9 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s good enough for fifth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully defended 76.5 percent of all penalties.
Winnipeg’s skaters have been penalized 4.4 times per game this season. Last year, that number was at 4.3, which was the fifth-highest mark in the league. After serving an average of 10.2 penalty minutes per game a year ago (seventh-most in the league), the team’s had to stave off opponent power plays for 10.3 minutes per matchup this season.
Connor Hellebuyck (2.12 goals against average and .936 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck is averaging 29.1 saves per game and owns an 8-3-2 record.
Blake Wheeler (five goals, 16 assists) has been one of the top playmakers on offense for the visiting Jets.
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Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
- Over Winnipeg’s last ten games, four of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 3-1 in those games).