Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Pick – March 15

The NHL is set up with another great slate of hockey throughout March 15. Eleven games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games will be between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Winnipeg Jets. These two teams have been solid on the season and will look for a huge two points in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 8:00 PM Eastern time.

Vegas has earned a record of 32-25-4 throughout this season, which has them sitting in third place of the Pacific division. The Golden Knights have lost four games in a row entering this matchup. Vegas is tied for the third spot in the Pacific, but have played two extra games. The Golden Knights will look for a big bounce back performance in this one.

The Jets have put up a record of 27-23-10 so far this season, which has them in sixth place of the Central division. Winnipeg is coming off a win in their last game and have won three of their last four. The Jets are four points out of a playoff picture in this matchup. Winnipeg will look to keep it going with a much needed win in this one at home.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Golden Knights have been the better team on the season, but have struggled as of late. Winnipeg has picked up their play as they look to make a late push. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Vegas Golden Knights +1 ½ (-265) +103 Over 6 (-105)
Winnipeg Jets -1 ½ (+225) -114 Under 6 (-105)

 

Team Data Vegas Golden Knights Winnipeg Jets
Overall Record 32-25-4 27-23-10
Away/ Home Record 16-12-1 15-11-2
Goals Per Game 3.08 3.02
Goals Per Game Away/ Home 3.03 3.46
Save Percentage .900 .905
Save Percentage Away/ Home .904 .902

Betting Trends

Vegas Golden Knights

  • 3-5 in March
  • 8-7 on Tuesday nights
  • 17-11 after a non-Conference game
  • 13-10 after allowing four goals or more
  • 8-8 after a loss by two or more goals
  • 12-11 after scoring four goals or more
  • 17-9 against team with a losing record

Winnipeg Jets

  • 4-3 in March
  • 7-7 on Tuesday nights
  • 13-8 after a divisional game
  • 12-8 after scoring four goals or more
  • 5-6 after three straight road games
  • 13-21 against team with a winning record

These two teams met up once this season on January 2 in Vegas. Mattias Janmark had two goals, while Michael Amadio had a goal and an assist. It was not enough for the Golden Knights. Kyle Connor scored in overtime and added an assist. Josh Morrissey had two assists to help Winnipeg. The Jets earned a 5-4 win on the road.

Special Teams

The Golden Knights have struggled on special teams throughout this season. Vegas has scored on 28 of their 159 power play chances, which is a 17.6 percent power play. The Golden Knights have killed off 132 of their opponents 167 power play attempts, which is a 79 percent kill rate. Vegas is 26th on the man advantage and 18th on the kill this season.

Winnipeg has been strong on the power play throughout this season. The Jets have capitalized on 41 of their 190 power play opportunities, which is a 21.6 percent success rate. Winnipeg has given up 41 power play goals on 177 penalties against, which is a 76.8 percent penalty kill. The Jets are 13th on the power play and 21st on the penalty kill.

These two teams have been struggling a bit on the penalty kill this season, but Winnipeg has been the better team on the power play. Vegas will look for their own man advantage to finally step up in this one. With both penalty kills weaker, special teams could play a big role in this one. If either team can get a power play goal or two, it could be enough for the win.

Goaltending Comparison

Laurent Brossoit will likely get the start in the crease for Vegas in this one. Brossoit has played in 23 games this season, going 10-8-3 in those matchups. He has posted a .899 save percentage and a GAA of 2.78 in those outings. Brossoit finished with 28 saves on 32 shots in his last start against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which was not enough for the win.

I expect Connor Hellebuyck to get the nod between the pipes for the Jets on Tuesday night. Hellebuyck has earned a record of 20-21-9 throughout his 50 starts on the season. He has put up a save percentage of .908 and a 2.99 GAA in his starts. Hellebuyck’s last start was against the St. Louis Blues. He finished with 28 saves on 31 shots in route to the win.

These two goalies have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. Brossoit has lost two in a row and six of their last seven. Hellebuyck has lost three of his last five and will look to build on his last win though. If either goalie can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win on Tuesday night.

Pick Overview

These two teams are in the middle of the Western Conference playoff race and will look for a big two points in this one. The Golden Knights are on a losing streak entering this one and will look to turn it around. Vegas will look to bounce back on the road. If the Golden Knights can step up early in this one, I think they can end their losing streak and grab a big two points.

BetOnline has Winnipeg listed as a -114 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Jets will win this game around 53.3 percent of the time. I agree with this line as Winnipeg has been the better team as of late and are at home. Vegas is due for a win though and will come out strong as they look to bounce back. As an underdog in this one, I like the value on the Golden Knights.

The Bet
Vegas Golden Knights
+103
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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