Golden Knights vs Jets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Expect Tight, Lower-Scoring Clash)

Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 3.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 3. / Lucas Peltier / Associated Press

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Saturday, April 22 with Game 3 of the first-round series between the Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre. The puck drops at 4 p.m. ET.

Golden Knights vs Jets Game 3 Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Coverage: TBS

The Golden Knights overcame another slow start in Game 2 in Vegas as captain Mark Stone scored two third-period goals in his second game back from back surgery to lift the Knights to a 5-2 victory and even the series 1-1.

Do the No. 1 seed Golden Knights have what it takes to take the series lead against the Jets and top goaltender Connor Hellebuyck?

Golden Knights vs Jets Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: WPG: (-110) | VGK: (-110)
  • Spread: WPG: +1.5 (-275) | VGK: -1.5 (+220)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Game 3 is a pick 'em (-110) either way on the moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals.

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Golden Knights vs Jets Betting Trends

  • Vegas is 4-1 in their last 5 games vs Winnipeg.
  • Vegas is 9-3 straight up in its last 12 road games.
  • Winnipeg is 5-1 SU in their last 6 home games.
  • Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in their last 5 home games vs Vegas.

Golden Knights vs Jets Prediction & Pick

Jets center Adam Lowry has 3 goals in the series, including a pair of power-play goals and also a shorthanded goal. Vegas' defense is top-tier while Winnipeg features perhaps the best goalie in the league.

The Jets peppered Knights goalie and former Winnipeg backup Laurent Brossoit with 17 shots in the opening frame and had a 1-0 lead in Game 2 thanks to numerous penalties and power plays. A tighter-checking game with fewer high-danger scoring chances is projected back in Winnipeg.

Final Score Prediction: Golden Knights: 2 | Jets: 1

Golden Knights vs Jets Best Bet

Game 2 had a number of skirmishes, swinging sticks and fights as the teams combined for nine first-period penalties. But the personnel 5-on-5 is closer than this 8 vs 1 matchup suggests. Fewer penalties, tighter checking and a lower-scoring Game 3 is anticipated after Vegas managed just 17 shots on goal in Game 1 before breaking out in the final two periods of Game 2. Check the status of Nikolaj Ehlers, as the left-winger has missed the first two playoff games with an upper-body injury.

Vegas played three straight road games under this total to close the regular season, and another one looks more likely in a tight-checking Game 3.

Bet: Under 5.5 Total Goals (-110)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.