Kings vs. Jets Prediction
In a game that will be short on scoring, the Jets will host the Kings tonight at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Kings are -170 money line favorites to beat the Jets, who have odds of +150 to pull off a big upset tonight. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
Winnipeg has had issues scoring of late, as evidence of the under being 3-0-1 in the Jets’ last four games. The under is also 4-0-1 in their last five games after scoring two goals or less in their previous game and is 18-7-2 in their last 27 games coming off a win.
The under is also 92-42-38 in the Kings’ last 172 games versus opponents that own a losing record and is 24-11-16 in their last 51 games playing on one day of rest. The under is 9-2-5 in their last 16 games in their fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation as well.
Jonathan Quick is expected to start time and he owns a 2.16 GAA to go along with his .920 save percentage in 60 contests this season. As a team, the Kings led the league in goals-against average (2.26) entering Wednesday’s games, so L.A. should do its part to keep the scoring down tonight.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: KINGS/JETS UNDER 5