The Minnesota Wild, fueled by Zach Parise and Eric Staal, are preparing to take the ice against Mark Stone, Jonathan Marchessault, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in a Western Conference showdown. This one gets going at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, March 29 and it will be televised live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Vegas is 42-35 straight-up (SU) and has lost 8.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. That win percentage, ranked third in the Pacific Division so far this season, is a slide from what the team managed during last year’s regular season (51-31). Of its 77 regular season contests, 38 have gone under the total, while 35 have gone over and just four have pushed. Thus far, the team’s 23-15 SU at home.
The Golden Knights have converted on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.5 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 25.9 saves per game with a .914 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (35-24-5) has been the principal goalkeeper for the Knights this season. If the Knights decide to give him the night off, however, head coach Gerard Gallant may turn to Malcolm Subban (7-11-11 record, .901 save percentage, 2.98 goals against average).
On the other hand, Minnesota is 35-42 straight up (SU) and has lost 16.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of 40 of its contests have gone under the total, while 30 have gone over and just seven have pushed. The Wild are 20-18 SU as the road team this season.
The Wild have converted on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 12th overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
Devan Dubnyk (25.4 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Minnesota. Dubnyk has 30 wins, 34 losses, and six overtime losses to his credit, while registering a .912 save percentage and 2.58 goals against average this year.
Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under
- The Wild are 1-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Golden Knights are 3-2 in shootouts.
- The total has gone under in four of Minnesota’s last five games.
- Minnesota has managed 28.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas has been attempting 37.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
- Seven of Minnesota’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-5 in those games.
- The Knights this season have tallied the second-most hits per game in the NHL (27.7).