Vegas Golden Knights at Minnesota Wild - 3/10/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Wild (14-8-1) vs Vegas Golden Knights (16-5-1)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild +107 / Vegas Golden Knights -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 12 goals, Mark Stone has 21 assists and Shea Theodore has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 15 goals on 136 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 25 goals on 436 shots.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 6.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with eight goals, Jordan Greenway has 13 assists and Kevin Fiala has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 27 goals on 286 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 29 goals on 381 shots.
The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 39-16 in their last 55 overall. The Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 9-3 in Golden Knights last 12 overall. The over is 5-1 in Wild last 6 overall. The Golden Knights are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights are the better team here, they don't lose back to back games often and you don't get them at these prices this cheap. However, the Minnesota Wild are quietly one of the hotter teams in the league, the defense continues to improve and they just shutout the Golden Knights in Monday's victory. The Wild are a team worth keeping an eye on down the stretch. I'll take a stab with the Wild and the plus money at home.