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Golden Knights vs Jets Predictions & Best Bets

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2023

The Vegas Golden Knights nabbed goals 47 seconds apart from William Karlsson and Ivan Barbashev on their way to a 4-2 win over Winnipeg Monday night.

The Golden Knights can end the series with a win Thursday at home, and the trend would expect that to happen. Teams that hold a 3-1 advantage in a best-of-seven series hold a series record of 299-31 overall.

The pivotal fifth game gives us several interesting opportunities for Golden Knights vs. Jets betting picks.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 5 Odds

NHL odds used for these best bets are current as of Tuesday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m. ET and were found at Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Golden Knights (-190) • Jets (+158)
  • Puck Line: Golden Knights -1.5 (+158) • Jets +1.5 (-190)
  • Total Goals Scored: Over 5.5 (-125) • Under 5.5 (+105)

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 5 Prediction

Golden Knights 5, Jets 3

The Jets may have lost more than the game Monday when their star center Mark Scheifele left the game with an upper-body injury in the first period.

Scheifele will be re-evaluated Tuesday, as it is not known if he can play Thursday night or not. It would be a big loss to the Jets’ offensive attack: During the regular season, the veteran forward had 42 goals and 26 assists on the season.

Winnipeg is already missing All-Star defenseman Josh Morrissey (lower-body injury) and forward Nikolaj Ehlers (upper-body injury), and the Scheifele ding may further diminish the Jets’ chances to win in Vegas.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 5 Best Bets

Over 5.5 Goals (-125) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

This series hasn’t recorded a game with fewer than six goals so far, and I don’t expect that to change Thursday. In fact, I expect to see more goals as Winnipeg plays with desperation to try and keep the season alive.

The Golden Knights are getting quality complementary scoring from all of their lines. On Monday, the goal scorers were Brett Howden (2), Barbashev, and Karlsson.

Those three combined for just 26 goals during the regular season, but they have six already in this series.

I’m continuing to smash the Over in this series, and I am taking it again Thursday night as my NHL bet of the day.

Golden Knights Moneyline (-190) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

The Jets have been keeping the games close; an empty-net goal at the end of Game 4 made the final score a two-goal margin. However, injuries and the Golden Knights’ relentless offense are catching up with Winnipeg.

The Golden Knights continue to keep Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck busy. The former Vezina Trophy winner saw 30 shots in Game 4 after making 43 saves in Game 3.

Winnipeg has put up a good fight, but Vegas owns the momentum in the series, and I expect the Golden Knights to take out the banged-up Jets at home Thursday night.


Golden Knights vs Jets Game 4 Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights almost let one slip away in Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series.

Vegas led 4-1 in the third period Saturday at the Winnipeg Jets, before the home team scored three unanswered goals to send the game into overtime. Michael Amadio scored in double OT to help Vegas avoid a huge collapse.

Game 4 should be another exciting matchup, and we have live NHL betting action in our Golden Knights vs Jets best bets.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 4 Odds

NHL betting lines used for these best bets are current as of Sunday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. ET and were found at Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Jets (-105) • Golden Knights (-115)
  • Puck Line: Golden Knights +1.5 (-305) • Jets -1.5 (+240)
  • Total Goals Scored: Over 5.5 (-120) • Under 5.5 (+100)

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 4 Prediction

Golden Knights 4, Jets 3

The Golden Knights continue to get strong production from center Jack Eichel, who had two goals and an assist, along with seven shots on goal.

Winnipeg’s Adam Lowry’s strong series continued as well, with his fourth goal of the series. Lowry’s goal tied the game with 22 seconds left in regulation.

Lowry has six goals and two assists in the last 10 games.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 4 Best Bets

Golden Knights moneyline (-115) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

The Jets seemingly had all of the momentum in Game 1, with a strong 5-1 victory over Vegas. But the Jets were blown out in Game 2, and suffered a heartbreaking double-overtime defeat in Game 3.

Now Winnipeg has the added loss of their All-Star defenseman Josh Morrissey, who suffered a knee injury in a collision with Vegas defenseman Zach Whitecloud in Game 3. Morrissey has been ruled out for the rest of the series.

This game is a virtual pick’em, but Vegas is the better team, so I am taking the Golden Knights as my NHL bet of the day.

Over 5.5 Goals (-115) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Golden Knights continue to pepper Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck with shots. The former Vezina Trophy winner made 43 saves in Game 3.

Goaltending was one spot where Winnipeg was thought to have an advantage, but Hellebuyck is just 1-2 with a 3.25 goals-against average and a save percentage of .894.

All three games in the series have had at least six goals, and the last one had nine. I expect that streak to continue in Game Four, so I am taking the Over as part of a Vegas road win.


Golden Knights vs Jets Game 3 Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights bounced back in a big way from their sluggish Game 1 performance, taking Game 2 from Winnipeg, 5-2.

The series is now even at 1-1 as the scene shifts from Sin City to Manitoba.

Game 3 should be another entertaining matchup, and we have live NHL betting action in our Golden Knights vs Jets best bets.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 3 Odds

NHL odds used for these best bets are current as of Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. ET and were found at Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Golden Knights (-110) • Jets (-110)
  • Puck Line: Golden Knights -1.5 (+228) • Jets +1.5 (-285)
  • Total Goals Scored: Over 5.5 (-110) • Under 5.5 (-110)

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 3 Prediction

Golden Knights 4, Jets 2

This is a true pick’em game in Game 3, but Vegas has a chance to make a statement in the series on the road.

Mark Stone was clearly rusty in Game 1 after missing three months due to back surgery. But in Game 2, he looked more like what we’re used to seeing from him, with two third-period goals and an assist.

The re-addition of Stone to the lineup gives Vegas another dangerous forward and should be enough for the Golden Knights to win in Winnipeg in Game 3.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 3 Best Bets

Golden Knights Moneyline (-110) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

These two teams are more evenly matched than some might have you believe.

Vegas head coach Bruce Cassidy believes his team has found its game, after a sluggish first period Thursday night, where the Golden Knights were outshot 17-8.

I’m inclined to agree with Cassidy. I have the Golden Knights winning the series and like them on the road here as my NHL bet of the day.

Over 5.5 Goals (-115) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Golden Knights are 6-1-3 in their last 10 games, averaging 3.1 goals per game during that stretch. Winnipeg has averaged 3.3 goals per game in its last 10, where it is 6-4.

Winnipeg’s Adam Lowry has three goals in the first two games of the series, and he has five in his last five games. Lowry and Stone are red-hot for their teams, and I expect both to continue their strong play in Game 3.

We hit on the Over in Game 2, and I like the Over again in Game 3 as part of a Vegas road win.


Golden Knights vs Jets Game 2 Preview

The Winnipeg Jets stifled the Vegas Golden Knights attack in their Game 1 playoff series, allowing just 17 shots on goal for the game. That’s the lowest total for Vegas in a game all year.

The Golden Knights had just two shots on goal in the third period and will need a better effort in Game 2 to avoid heading to Manitoba down 2-0 in the series.

Game 2 should be an entertaining matchup, and we have live NHL betting action in our Oilers vs Kings best bets.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 2 Odds

NHL odds used for these best bets are current as of Wednesday, April 19, as of 2:00 p.m. ET and were found at Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Golden Knights (-155) • Jets (+130)
  • Puck Line: Jets +1.5 (-210) • Golden Knights -1.5 (+175)
  • Total Goals Scored: Over 5.5 (-115) • Under 5.5 (-105)

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 2 Prediction

Jets 4, Golden Knights 3

The Jets’ Adam Lowry got a lot of ink for leading the team with two goals in Game 1. But one of those goals was an empty-netter and the second was a power-play goal with 19 seconds left on the clock.

It was really the play of Blake Wheeler and Pierre-Luc Dubois that set the tone in this one early. Both had a goal, PLD chipped in with an assist, and Wheeler added two apples.

Connor Hellebuyck was solid but didn’t have much to do with only 17 shots on goal against him. The same cannot be said for his former teammate Laurent Brossoit, who struggled in his first regulation loss of the year.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 2 Best Bets

Over 5.5 Goals (-115) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

As I mentioned in the Game 1 preview, Brossoit doesn’t have much playoff experience. In fact, Game 1 was his first-ever playoff start.

Brossoit and the rest of the Golden Knights are going to have to be better in the second game. Head coach Bruce Cassidy has already called out his team’s intensity level from Game 1 as something that needs improvement.

I expect to see a better Golden Knights team in Game 2, but as I did in Game 1, I really like the Over here as my NHL bet of the day.

Jets Moneyline (+130) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

As I mentioned in the preview for this series, I see these two teams as more evenly matched than some gave Winnipeg credit for.

Winnipeg is giving up fewer than two goals per game in their last 10 games. If they can stay out of the penalty box and take the Vegas crowd out of the game early, the Jets will win Game 2 outright.

I am taking the Jets Moneyline in Game 2 as Winnipeg looks to go up 2-0 in the series.


Golden Knights vs. Jets Game 1 Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets face off in an intriguing first-round matchup starting Tuesday in Sin City.

The Golden Knights were able to overcome key injuries to post the most points of any team in the Western Conference. Now, the Pacific Division champions look to take out a Jets team with a lot to prove.

If you’re looking for even more great NHL betting action, continue on for our Golden Knights vs. Jets best bets for Game 1.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 1 Odds

NHL lines used for these best bets are current as of Tuesday, April 18, as of 9:00 a.m. ET and were found at Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Golden Knights (-155) • Jets (+130)
  • Puck Line: Jets +1.5 (-210) • Golden Knights -1.5 (+175)
  • Total Goals Scored: Over 5.5 (-115) • Under 5.5 (-105)

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 1 Prediction

Golden Knights 4, Jets 2

The Golden Knights get a huge boost in their lineup tonight with the return of injured forward Mark Stone.

Stone had 17 goals and 38 points in 43 games this season, but hasn’t played since injuring his back on January 12. Stone is coming off his second back surgery in nine months, but when he’s in the lineup, he makes it much more dangerous.

Vegas swept the season series from Winnipeg 3-0, but the two teams haven’t played each other since December 13.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 1 Best Bets

Over 5.5 Total Goals (-115) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

These two teams are very evenly matched, perhaps even more than Winnipeg is given credit for.

The key to the series will likely be between the pipes, where the Jets have former Vezina Trophy winner Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck made 46 saves in a 2-1 loss to Vegas in October.

The Golden Knights counter with former Winnipeg backup Laurent Brossoit as starting goalie Logan Thompson remains sidelined with a lower-body injury.

Brossoit hasn’t lost a game in regulation this year, and Vegas will need him to be sharp to win the series, but he has just 27 minutes of playoff experience, and that was in 2017, so he’s going to have to show me something tonight.

While I think the Golden Knights will win, I am taking the Over as my NHL bet of the day.


Golden Knights vs Jets Series Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights come into the playoffs with the top point total in the Western Conference. That’s despite not having a single player on the roster with 70 points this season – Jack Eichel led the team with 66.

The Golden Knights face off against the Winnipeg Jets, a team they swept 3-0 during the regular season.

Golden Knights vs Jets Series Odds

To Win Series: Golden Knights (-160) • Jets (+135)

NHL odds used for these best bets are current as of Sunday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m. ET and were found at Caesars Sportsbook.

All three games between these two teams happened before January 1, so it’s been a while since they’ve seen each other. Two of those contests were one-goal games, with Vegas winning 2-1 in overtime, and 6-5 in the other.

While I mentioned that Vegas didn’t have a single player with 70 points this season, their offense may get a major boost from the potential return of forward Mark Stone, who is set to return from back surgery.

Golden Knights vs Jets Series Prediction

Golden Knights Win 4-3

This series will be tough for Vegas as Winnipeg clearly holds the advantage in between the pipes. 2020 Vezina Trophy winner Connor Hellebuyck had a strong season for the Jets, playing in 64 of 82 games, winning 37 of them.

But there are other key metrics that favor the Golden Knights, especially on the offensive end, like Vegas ranking 18th on the power play compared to 23rd for the Jets.

Golden Knights vs Jets Series Best Bets

Golden Knights to Win Series (-160) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

While the goaltending battle is tilted in Winnipeg’s favor, Vegas definitely boasts the offensive advantage. Stone’s impending return should make the Golden Knights’ offense click even more.

For this NHL bet of the day to hit, the Golden Knights need to keep this one 5-on-5 as much as possible, and it’ll be up to Eichel to lead Vegas to what should be a tough first-round victory.

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Mike Thomsen

Mike Thomsen is a copy editor and staff writer for The Game Day with over 30 years of experience as a television and radio producer. He has won several national and state producing awards and has been nominated for 3 regional television Emmy awards. He co-hosts a nightly auto racing show, “Beyond The Bricks,” for WFNI-FM in Indianapolis as well as the station's pre-and-post race and qualifications coverage of the Indy 500. The co-Vice President of the National Indianapolis 500 Collectors Club, Mike has an extensive background in auto racing memorabilia and historical research.

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