Golden Knights vs. Jets Prediction
After securing a third victory in a row, the Las Vegas Golden Knights are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals. Is Las Vegas going to pick up the win tonight as the favorite in Game 5 versus the Winnipeg Jets?
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Bell MTS Place at 3PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are -140 to win on the moneyline. The Jets are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Sunday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with host Winnipeg. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tatar listed as questionable
Las Vegas left winger Tomas Tatar is listed as questionable tonight with an undisclosed injury. He tallied four goals and two assists in 20 regular season games after being traded from Detroit at the deadling. For the season, he recorded 20 goals and 16 assists in 82 regular season contests. Tatar has one goal in six postseason games. Las Vegas left winger Willam Carrier (upper body) is also listed as questionable.
Smith notches game-winner
The Golden Knights fended off the Winnipeg rally in Game 4 as a 2-2 deadlock was broken by a Reilly Smith goal with 6:58 remaining. William Karlsson scored the first goal for Las Vegas, while Patrik Laine tied it up with 10:31 left in the second. Tomas Nosek scored 43 seconds later to give the hosts a 2-1 advantage. Tyler Myers tied it at 2-2 five-plus minutes into the third before the eventual Smith game-winning goal. Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves on 37 shots in the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The under is 3-0-1 in the last four Golden Knights road games. The home team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
The over is 4-0 in the last four Jets games on Sunday. Winnipeg is 1-4 in the last five meetings.
Las Vegas has been the better team of late, but the Jets are very strong at home and will be in desperation mode. Expect a last-ditch strong effort to keep this series alive. Winnipeg is a home underdog and the right pick here due to its 37-10-2-0 home mark on the season.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WINNIPEG JETS +120