Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 1 (Depth Helps Vegas Light Up Winnipeg)

Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 1 (Depth Helps Vegas Light Up Winnipeg)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Tuesday, April 18. The Winnipeg Jets and Golden Knights begin their matchup that night, engaging in Game 1 of their series at T-Mobile Arena at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Jets vs Golden Knights Game 1 Info

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The Jets and Golden Knights collided three times during the regular season with each matchup ending in disaster for one side. Vegas won all three of its encounters with Winnipeg, outscoring the opposition 13-8 over that stretch.

Can the Jets erase their regular-season shortcomings with a win? Or will the Golden Knights continue dominating Winnipeg?

Jets vs Golden Knights Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: WPG: (+128) | VGK: (-154)
  • Spread: WPG: +1.5 (-210) | VGK: -1.5 (+172)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-120) | Under: (-102)

The Golden Knights enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the over being favored at -120 odds.

Jets vs Golden Knights Betting Trends

  • Winnipeg is 5-2 straight up in its last seven games.
  • Vegas is 12-3 straight up in its last 15 home games.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Winnipeg's last seven road games.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Vegas' last eight games against the Central Division.

Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction & Pick

Playing this game at T-Mobile Arena gives the Golden Knights a clear-cut edge. For starters, the Jets lost both of their trips to Sin City this season, scoring a total of three goals. On top of that, they've tasted defeat in four of their last six games, averaging a measly 1.5 goals over that stretch.

Meanwhile, the Golden Knights have won three straight home games against the Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings and Seattle Kraken — all playoff teams. Vegas has also scored four-plus goals in seven of their last eight outings at home. Given the opposition's recent offensive woes, Vegas won't have an issue outgunning Winnipeg.

Things will look close at times, but the Golden Knights have the depth and past success to help pull away as the game goes on.

Final Score Prediction: Golden Knights: 5 | Jets: 2

Jets vs Golden Knights Best Bet

A 5.5-goal total won't be too much for the Jets and Golden Knights to surpass. It's a number that they went over twice in their three previous meetings this season. In fact, they've gone over 5.5 goals seven times in their last 10 matchups, averaging 6.9 goals over that duration.

With the Golden Knights scoring a lot of recent goals and the Jets being unable to keep the puck out of their net in Vegas, backing the over is the right call.

Bet: Over 5.5 Goals (-120)

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