Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets Game 2 NHL Betting Odds
Posted by: Mike Davis
The NHL’s Western Conference Finals are well underway. This Monday night, NHL sports betting players can wager on Game 2 of the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets series. Winnipeg managed to take Game 1 decisively, 4-2. Since the Jets finished the regular season with more points than the Golden Knights, Winnipeg snagged home field advantage for most of this series. With the Jets owning the lead in the series, what kind of matchup will top sportsbooks predict for this evening?
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets – Monday, May 14th
Series: Game 2 || Jets Lead 1-0
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
NHL Sports Betting Odds:
Vegas Golden Knights
Unsurprisingly, the Golden Knights are pegged as the underdog this evening. The Golden Knights looked rather rusty in Game 1 while the Jets took off on their way to an early lead in this series. William Karlsson and Brayden McNabb were able to find the net for Vegas but were unable to keep up with Winnipeg’s fast offense. The Golden Knights entered Game 1 of this series riding a 2-game win streak after beating the San Jose Sharks back to back. However, that momentum didn’t do account for much against the Jets.
Players to Watch: Jonathan Marchessault (4 G, 9 A, 13 PTS), Reilly Smith (1 G, 11 A, 12 PTS), and William Karlsson (5 G, 6 A, 11 PTS).
After picking up Game 1 of this series, the Winnipeg Jets have now won 2 games back to back. Winnipeg struggled tremendously against the Nashville Predators in the previous round as it took them all 7 games to eliminate the Preds. The Jets had jumped to an early 1-0 lead in that series so the fact that they won Game 1 doesn’t matter much going down the road. Although Winnipeg finished Game 1 with four goals, they didn’t have a single player score more than a single goal. This shows the versatility that Winnipeg brings to the ice. Will Vegas stand a chance of deterring that versatility this evening?
Players to Watch: Blake Wheeler (3 G, 15 A, 18 PTS), Mark Scheifele (12 G, 6 A, 18 PTS), and Dustin Byfuglien (5 G, 10 A, 15 PTS).
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Predictions
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Picks
So which team should top sportsbook bettors favor in tonight’s Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets matchup? All things considered, it’s probably safer to side with Winnipeg at home in this one. The Jets may have lost two games at home already this postseason, but they have what it takes to beat Vegas back to back. Sign up today to make this NHL postseason prediction!
Score Prediction: 2-1 Winnipeg. The Golden Knights put up a tougher fight but Winnipeg prevails in the end.