Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets 4/18/23

Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets 4/18/23
Tue 18th April 2023

The Winnipeg Jets (+130) are on the road to take on the Vegas Golden Knights (-150) at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday. The total is 6 (O: +100, U: -120)The Jets conceded a power play goal while failing to take advantage of their own power play opportunities.

Kevin Stenlund and Axel Jonsson-Fjallby each scored once for the Jets. David Rittich saved only 21 of 24 shots against (.875%) in the loss. Alec Martinez, Chandler Stephenson, and Reilly Smith each scored once for the Golden Knights. Laurent Brossoit saved 30 of 31 shots in the win (.967%).


The Golden Knights won all three regular season games between the teams this season, including a 6-5 victory in their last meeting in December, their third straight win against Winnipeg. Stephenson led Vegas with four points (0G 4A). Mark Scheifele led Winnipeg with three goals. Adin Hill got the win despite allowing five goals on 34 shots (.852%).


Winnipeg is averaging 3.00 goals per game for the season, 21st in the NHL, and they are taking on a Golden Knights team that is allowing 2.74 goals a game (11th). Meanwhile, Vegas has found the net 3.26 times a game on average, 14th in the league, and the Jets are allowing opponents to score 2.73 goals per game (10th).

The Golden Knights’ 19.81% power play percentage ranks 19th in the league, while the Jets are 23rd with a conversion rate of 19.26%. When it comes to defending power plays, Winnipeg has the league’s eighth-ranked PK% at 82.43%, while Vegas is 19th at 77.55%.


Kyle Connor and Josh Morrissey have been the top skaters for the Jets this season with 80 and 76 points. In the net, Connor Hellebuyck (37-25-2) is Winnipeg’s top goaltender. He has a 2.49 GAA and a .920% save percentage, fifth-best in the league.

Jack Eichel and Stephenson lead the Golden Knights in scoring with 66 and 65 points, respectively. Eichel has 27 goals and 39 assists in 67 games, while Stephenson has 16 goals and 49 assists.

Hill (16-7-1) has the best goals against average for Vegas at 2.49. He has a save percentage of .914%. Logan Thompson (21-13-3) has played the most games in net for the Golden Knights this season. He has a 2.65 GAA and a .915% save percentage.


Winnipeg is 20-20-1 on the road this season. Vegas is seeking a fourth consecutive home win this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

Vegas Golden Knights (-160)

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