Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Vegas Returns to Form)

Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Vegas Returns to Form)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Thursday, April 20, featuring Game 2 between the Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena at 10 p.m. ET.

Jets vs Golden Knights Game 2 Info

  • Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Coverage: TBS

The Golden Knights simply had no answer for the Jets in Game 1, falling 5-1 in front of a disappointed T-Mobile Arena crowd. After leading 2-1 at the second intermission, Winnipeg scored three unanswered goals in the final frame — including two from Adam Lowry — to seal Vegas' fate.

Do the Golden Knights have what it takes to even the series before heading north of the border? Or will the Jets take a 2-0 series lead back to Winnipeg?

Jets vs Golden Knights Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: WPG: (+125) | VGK: (-150)
  • Spread: WPG: +1.5 (-200) | VGK: -1.5 (+162)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-128) | Under: (+104)

The Golden Knights enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the over being favored at -128 odds.

Jets vs Golden Knights Betting Trends

  • Winnipeg is 1-5 straight up in its last six games on a Thursday.
  • Vegas is 6-3 straight up in its last nine games played in April.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Winnipeg's last eight road games.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Vegas' last nine games against the Central Division.

Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction & Pick

If the Golden Knights are going to bounce back, they need to fire more than 17 shots on goal. Connor Hellebuyck is one of the best goaltenders in the league, so chances are that fewer than 20 shots won't be good enough to get the job done on most nights. Having said that, Vegas did average exactly 30 shots in the eight previous outings leading up to Game 1.

With a rowdy home crowd behind them, I see the Golden Knights evening this series. After all, they had won three straight games against the Jets before the Game 1 loss. Winnipeg has also lost three of its last five road games by multi-goal margins, improving Vegas' odds at redemption.

Expect Jack Eichel, Mark Stone and Co. to lead the Golden Knights to victory.

Final Score Prediction: Golden Knights: 4 | Jets: 3

Jets vs Golden Knights Best Bet

I like the Jets and Golden Knights going over the 5.5-goal total as the best bet. The two sides have averaged 6.6 combined goals over their last seven meetings at T-Mobile Arena, finishing with more than 5.5 five times. Furthermore, the over is 7-2 in Vegas' last nine home games.

After the Jets scored five times on Tuesday, the Golden Knights will be motivated to step up their offensive game, leading to the projected total being surpassed.

Bet: Over 5.5 Goals (-128)

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