Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets 4/27/23

Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets 4/27/23
Thu 27th April 2023

The Winnipeg Jets (+145) travel to face the Vegas Golden Knights (-170) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday. The total is 5.5 (O: -120, U: +100)


Winnipeg is averaging 3.01 goals per game for the season, 21st in the NHL, and they are taking on a Golden Knights team that is allowing 2.77 goals a game (10th).

Meanwhile, Vegas has found the net 3.28 times a game on average, 14th in the league, and the Jets are allowing opponents to score 2.78 goals per game (11th).

The Jets’ 20.21% power play percentage ranks 19th in the league, while the Golden Knights are 22nd with a conversion rate of 19.46%. When it comes to defending power plays, Winnipeg has the league’s sixth-ranked PK% at 82.61%, while Vegas is 21st at 76.44%.


With 80 and 76 points this season, Kyle Connor and Josh Morrissey have been the top skaters for the Jets. 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 Chandler Stephenson lead the Golden Knights in scoring with 66 and 65 points, respectively. Eichel has 27 goals and 39 assists, while Stephenson has 16 goals and 49 assists.

Adin 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 21-21-1 away from Canada Life Centre this season. Vegas is 26-16-1 at home this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

Vegas Golden Knights (-200)

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