Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights - 5/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights - 5/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (43-16-3) vs Minnesota Wild (38-19-5)

Game Info: Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -162 / Minnesota Wild +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Wild will head on the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights in game 7 of their West Conference 1st round series. The winner will advance to face the Colorado Avalanche in the quarterfinals.  

The Minnesota Wild have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games, allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .900 save percentage and scoring 2.2 goals per game. They rank 7th in the NHL with 3.21 goals per game but have struggled with a 17.6% conversion rate on the power play.  Kirill Kaprizov led the team with 51 points and 27 goals during the regular season but has been limited to just 2 points this series. Cam Talbot has had a great postseason, allowing just 2.01 goals per game to a potent Vegas lineup, stopping .937% of shot attempts.

The Vegas Golden Knights have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, allowing 1.6 goals with a .933 save percentage and scoring 2.9 goals per game. They rank 3rd in the NHL with a 3.39 goals per game but rank 22nd with a  17.8 conversion rate on the power play. After leading the team with 61 points in the regular season, Mark Stone has remained their top offensive threat with 4 goals and 1 assist through the first 6 playoff games. Mark-Andre Fleury has also had a solid postseason, allowing just 1.66 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.

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Minnesota is 35-16-5 this season, 14-11-3 on the road, 29-27 ATS, and the over is 34-22.

Vegas is 40-14-2 this season, 21-5-2 at home, 28-26 ATS, and the over is 28-26.

The Wild have won the last two games after falling behind 3-1 in the series but will be back in Vegas for this one. Despite taking 2 of 3 on the road in this series, the Wild will have their work cut out for them on Friday. The Golden Knights have been elite at home, and ranked 4th in the NHL with 3.46 goals per game. They have also outshot the Wild in this series, and with both goaltenders playing as well as they have, every opportunity will count. Give me Vegas to find a way to get it done on their home ice.

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Joe’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -162

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