Following a Game 1 win at Vegas, the Winnipeg Jets had visions of an NHL betting upset dancing in their heads. However, the Jets have shown incapable of building on that opening game shocker. The best example was in Game 3 when the Jets rallied from a three-goal deficit to send the game into overtime. But with a new lease on life in front of a frenzied home crowd, Vegas recovered to win the game. Following a 4-2 loss in Game 4, the Jets face elimination at Vegas on Thursday night.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights
CashBet Odds: Winnipeg Jets +285 vs. Vegas Golden Knights -370
Jets vs. Golden Knights Series Schedule
Golden Knights lead series, 3-1
Game 1: Jets 5, Golden Knights 1
Game 2: Golden Knights 5, Jets 2
Game 3: Golden Knights 5, Jets 4 (2OT)
Game 4: Golden Knights 4, Jets 2
Thu., April 27: Jets at Golden Knights, 10 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN, CBC, TVAS
*Sat., April 29: Golden Knights at Jets, TBD
*Mon., May 1: Jets at Golden Knights, TBD
Jets vs. Golden Knights CashBet Wagering Analysis
Whatever support Winnipeg could generate with the sportsbook odds has ended after the Jets blew the previous two games at home. The casual sector wants nothing to do with the Jets. Squares are terrified of stepping into the Golden Knights at Vegas. Especially with all of the momentum on the Vegas side.
Meanwhile, Wise Guys have little enthusiasm for the Jets in this spot. Winnipeg is getting a great price, but sharps and squares see little chance for the Jets to recover from losing the two games at home. Bargain hunters may consider the Jets but with lukewarm attitudes.
Jets Face Elimination
Late on, Winnipeg has covered one out of their last five games. While the Jets have gone under the Betting on NHL total in one of its previous seven matchups.
Winnipeg has NHL rankings of 21st for goals scored and 23rd for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Jets have NHL rankings of 10th for goals against and 6th for penalty killing.
The Winnipeg Jets finished 46-33-3 straight up and 23-53-6 over/under the total. Also, Winnipeg was 8th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Winnipeg was 16 points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference playoff race.
First among Winnipeg scorers is Blake Wheeler, with two goals, three assists, five points, and a +1. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has a .895 save percentage and 3.21 goals-against average. His record is 1-3 with no shutouts.
Golden Knights Come Up Aces at Winnipeg
Late on, Vegas has covered five out of their last six games. While the Golden Knights have gone under the pro hockey betting total in one of its previous five matchups.
Vegas has NHL rankings of 14th for goals scored and 18th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Golden Knights have NHL rankings of 11th for goals against and 19th for penalty killing.
The Vegas Golden Knights finished 51-22-9 straight up and 35-41-6 over/under the hockey betting total. Also, Vegas was 1st in the Western Conference playoff standings. Edmonton finished two points behind the Golden Knights in the Western Conference playoff race.
First among Vegas scorers is Chandler Stephenson, with two goals, four assists, six points, and a +3. Goaltender Laurent Brossoit has a .902 save percentage and 2.75 goals-against average. His record is 3-1 with three shutouts.
Game 4 Recap
William Karlsson and Ivan Barbashev scored 47 seconds apart in the second period, and the Vegas Golden Knights held on for a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Consider that teams that take a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series hold a series record of 299-31.
Of great concern is that Winnipeg’s veteran star center Mark Scheifele left the ice early in the first period. Subsequently, the Jets announced he wouldn’t return because of an upper-body injury. He joined a growing list of injured teammates. Including all-star defenseman Josh Morrissey (injured in Game 3) and speedy forward Nikolaj Ehlers, who hasn’t competed in the playoffs.
Jets vs. Golden Knights CashBet Free Pick
In this situation, Vegas has all of the NHL gambling momentum.
Jets vs. Golden Knights CashBet Best Bet
Vegas Golden Knights
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