Free NHL Consensus Playoffs Picks: Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights (Game 4)
The Western Conference Finals continue in the NHL on Friday night. Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights meet for Game 4 with Vegas leading 2-1. Winnipeg has dropped the last two games but looks to bounce back to even up the series before Game 5. Here is my best bet for the NHL Eastern Conference Finals on May 18. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights Prediction
The Jets finished the regular season with the NHL’s second-best record. Winnipeg went 52-20-10. The Jets met the Wild in the first round and beat them in five games. Winnipeg moved on to play the Nashville in a grueling seven-game series. The Jets now are down 2-1 to the Golden Knights with a trip to the Stanley Cup on the line.
Vegas has continued to shock people in their inaugural season. The Golden Knights went 51-24-7 during the regular season, which booked them the top spot in the Pacific Division. Vegas swept the Los Angeles Kings in the first round and beat the San Jose Sharks in six games. The Golden Knights have gone 5-1 at home in this year’s postseason. The Winnipeg Jets hosted Game 1 and were able to put up a great performance. The Jets scored the first three goals in route to a 4-2 win. Blake Wheeler had three assists. Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele each scored a goal and added an assist. Connor Hellebuyck turned 19 shots away.
Winnipeg Jets (+111) At Vegas Golden Knights (-123)
Game 2 was a different story as it was the Golden Knights who stole the show in Winnipeg. Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals and Reilly Smith had two assists. Vegas pulled off a 3-1 victory. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 of 31 shots. Game 3 shifted back to Las Vegas and the Golden Knights were ready to show off for their city. Vegas won 4-2. Scheifele scored twice for Winnipeg, but it was not enough. Marchessault scored two goals and James Neal had a goal and an assist. Fleury was the real hero though. He stopped 33 of 35 shots.
William Carrier, David Perron and Malcolm Subban are all questionable for Game 4. Clayton Stoner is out for the rest of the season. Jets Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov is out for the season. Nikolaj Ehlers is questionable for Game 4 for Winnipeg.
Marc-Andre Fleury has gone 10-3 in the playoffs for the Golden Knights. Fleury had a .945 save percentage and a GAA of 1.70. Fleury is the only goalie left in the Playoffs who has not been pulled. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 9-6 this postseason. Hellebuyck has a save percentage of .922 and a 2.34 GAA. The money line has the Golden Knights at -123, which implies they win this game 55 percent of the time. Vegas has been great at home, but I believe that this line should be closer. The Jets and Golden Knights have been very evenly matched and I think it should show in the line more.
The line has the Golden Knights listed as a home favorite, which is what it should be. The Jets though, have not been bad on the road. Winnipeg was able to win three of four games in Nashville in the last series, which is a very difficult place to play. Winnipeg dominated in the second half of Game 3 and I believe that they continue that performance into Game 4. I am taking the Jets as an underdog.