Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild - 12/17/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Wild (16-13-5) at Vegas Golden Knights (18-13-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -185 / Minnesota Wild +166 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 13 goals, Ryan Suter has 19 assists and Eric Staal has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 42 goals on 392 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 46 goals on 499 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 13 goals, William Karlsson has 19 assists and Max Pacioretty has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 57 goals on 692 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 37 goals on 383 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Wild are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-16 in their last 23 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 13-5-2 in Wild last 20 vs. Pacific. The under is 7-1 in Golden Knights last 8 home games. The Wild are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild have won five of the six meetings against the Golden Knights and are probably playing better hockey over the last couple of weeks. The problem is the Wild haven't been able to translate that success consistently on the road, and they're running into a Golden Knights squad that's usually pretty solid at home. With a more reliable defense, the Vegas Golden Knights should be able to get the job done on their home ice, earning a rare victory over Minnesota.