Golden Knights vs Jets Prediction - NHL Picks 10/19/23

Winnipeg Jets (1-2) vs Vegas Golden Knights (4-0)

Game Info: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -104 / Vegas Golden Knights -115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights will play the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vegas comes into this team with an undefeated record, while Winnipeg has only won one game so far this year. 

Golden Knights Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights are 4-0-0 this season after they defeated the Dallas Stars by a score of 3-2 in a shootout. Vegas trailed 2-1 in the third period, but they were able to tie the game in the last few minutes, before winning in a shootout. The Golden Knights out shot Dallas by a total of 34-26 and recorded 40 hits in the win. Vegas has also defeated Anaheim, San Jose, and Seattle to start the season undefeated. The Vegas Golden Knights are scoring 3.50 goals per game and they are allowing 1.25 goals against per game, while going 13.3% on the power play and 100% on the penalty kill. Chandler Stephenson has led the Golden Knights this year with two goals, three assists, and six shots on goal. The projected stating goalie for Vegas is Adin Hill, who is 3-0-0 this season with a 1.31 goals against average and a .951 save percentage. 

Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets are 1-2-0 this year after they lost to the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 5-1 in their last game. Winnipeg allowed the first five goals in the game, but they were able to avoid being shutout with a goal in the final two minutes. The Jets were out shot by a total of 29-27 and went 0-4 on the power play in the loss. Winnipeg opened the season with a loss to Calgary, but they did win their second game against the Panthers. The Winnipeg Jets are scoring 3.33 goals per game and they are allowing 4.67 goals against per game, while going 14.3% on the power play and 80% on the penalty kill. Kyle Connor has led the Jets this season with three goals, one assist, and 14 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Winnipeg is Laurent Brossoit, who is making his first appearance of the year. 

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have lost each of their last six games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Jets have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Jets have lost the second period in five of their last six games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Jets' last nine games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Facts

  • The Golden Knights have won each of their last six games.
  • The Golden Knights have covered the puck line in each of their last 10 night games following a home win.
  • The Golden Knights have won the third period in each of their last five games as favorites following a home win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in nine of the Golden Knights' last 10 games after coming off overtime.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Mark Scheifele has scored a goal in five of the Jets' last six games at Canada Life Centre.
  • Alex Iafallo has recorded at least one point in 11 of his last 12 home appearances against the Golden Knights.
  • Neal Pionk has recorded at least one assist in six of the Jets' last seven games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Kyle Connor has the equal-most Power Play Points for the Jets this season (2).

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • William Karlsson has scored a goal in five of the Golden Knights' last six games against the Jets.
  • Jack Eichel has recorded at least one point in 21 of his last 22 Thursday night appearances.
  • Mark Stone has recorded at least one assist in five of the Golden Knights' last six games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Jonathan Marchessault ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Winnipeg Jets ranks 31st in the league in save percentage this season (.833).
  • The Winnipeg Jets ranks T3rd in the league in short handed goals this season (1).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights ranks 3rd in the league for goals against per game this season (1.25).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights ranks T8th in the league for goals per game this season (3.50).

Pick

Vegas comes into this matchup looking to stay undefeated, but they will be on the road for this game. The Golden Knights have been great on defense so far this season, allowing one goal or fewer in three out of four games. Winnipeg has struggled defensively in their first three games, allowing 14 goals. Normally, the Jets are pretty solid on defense and in goal, but they need to figure things out because Vegas has scored four goals in three out of four games. I know a lot of the signs are pointing to Vegas in this game, but Winnipeg is normally solid at home and the Golden Knights aren’t going to win every game. Give me the Jets on home ice here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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