Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Vegas Shuts Winnipeg Down in Sin City)

Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 5.
Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 5. / AP Photo/Lucas Peltier

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Thursday, April 27, including Game 5 of the Western Conference's Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights series.

Jets vs Golden Knights Game 5 Info

  • Series: VGK leads 3-1
  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Neada
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The Golden Knights took a stranglehold of the series with a 4-2 victory over the Jets in Game 4. Brett Howden scored twice for Vegas while Shea Theodore and Chandler Stephenson each had two assists apiece. The Golden Knights now have a chance to advance to the second round with one more victory.

Jets vs Golden Knights Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: WPG: (+152) | VGK: (-184)
  • Spread: WPG: +1.5 (-178) | VGK: -1.5 (+146)
  • 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 10 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 1-6 straight up in its last seven games against Vegas.
  • Vegas is 6-3 straight up in its last nine games against the Central Division.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Winnipeg's last five games.
  • The total has hit the over in eight of Vegas' last 10 home games.

Jets vs Golden Knights Prediction & Pick

It's been a nice run for the Jets, but it's time they focused on the upcoming offseason. The Golden Knights have had their number all year, winning six of the seven matchups between the regular season and playoffs. Now losing three straight games in this series, the writing is clearly on the wall for the Jets.

The Golden Knights' impressive attack (14 goals in last three games) is showing no signs of slowing down. For comparison, the Jets only have eight goals over that span, being held to only two twice. Vegas will keep this trend going as long as Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck — who has a 3.87 goals-against average and .888 save percentage in his last three starts — doesn't turn things around.

At the end of the day, the Jets are outmatched. The Golden Knights have proven time and time again who the better team is and will advance Thursday night.

Final Score Prediction: Golden Knights: 4 | Jets: 1

Jets vs Golden Knights Best Bet

Getting more value out of a home team win, I'm going with the Golden Knights on the 60-minute moneyline at -120 odds. Although Vegas has won once in overtime this series, five of its last six victories over Winnipeg came during regulation. Furthermore, the Jets have seven regulation losses in 11 all-time trips to T-Mobile Arena.

Not giving the Jets much room to breathe, back the Golden Knights to advance to Round 2 after 60 minutes.

Bet: 60-Minute Moneyline — Golden Knights (-120)

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