NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Sports Betting Odds Previews for Saturday

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The Stanley Cup playoffs continue Saturday May 12th with a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro hockey bettors worldwide.

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It will be Game 1 of the Western conference finals from the NHL playoffs as the Winnipeg Jets will host the Vegas Golden Knights. The Jets and Knights get things started from Winnipeg at 7PM Eastern Time and NBC Sports Network has the coast to coast broadcast.

The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Winnipeg Jets favored by -145 odds with the return on the underdog Vegas Golden Knights at +135 odds. The goal total came in at six.

The Vegas Golden Knights in their first year of existence is on their way to the Western conference semis and four wins from the Stanley Cup Finals. A very rare feat for an expansion team. They did it by drafting four solid lines and getting total team contributions. It also helps to have Marc Andre Fleury in net who spent 11 years with the Pittsburgh Penguins and played in 15 playoff games during their Stanley Cup championship season last year. Fleury has been outstanding in the playoffs with an 8-1-1 record and goal against average of 1.53. He posted his best goal against average in the regular season in his career at 2.24 in 46 games. After sweeping the LA Kings in four straight the Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the San Jose Sharks in six games after their 3-0 road win in Game 6. Golden Knights have won eight of ten games in the playoffs with one loss coming in overtime.

Winnipeg Jets a young team sported a better regular season record than the Vegas Golden Knights. They eliminated the defending Western conference champion Nashville Predators in seven games. Jets did it the hard way by winning Game 5 and 7 on the road. In two huge games it was the Jets with the 6-2 win in Game 5 and 5-1 in the finale. Connor Hellebuyck is in net for Winnipeg. He is 8-3-1 in the playoffs with a goal against average of 2.25. The third year goaltender is competing in the playoffs in 2018 for the first time in his career.

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