Golden Knights vs Wild Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-125) Wild (+113)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (28-21-8, 3rd in the Pacific Division) head to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Wild (26-23-6, 6th in the Central Division). The Golden Knights open this contest at -125 while the Wild are coming in at +113. The over/under has been set at 6. The Golden Knights cover 46.3% of the time, having gone 25-29 SU. Minnesota is covering 46.3% of the time, going 25-29 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights come into the game holding a record of 28 wins and 21 losses, which is good for 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 179 goals which ranks them 2nd in the West and 7th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +7, which is good for 13th in the NHL. The Golden Knights currently have a total of 64 points, which ranks them 15th in the NHL and 5th in the West. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,955 which ranks them 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a unit, Vegas has obtained a total of 1,479 hits which has them averaging 25.9 per game. They currently have a total of 611 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,361 mins protecting the net this year. Fleury is giving up an average of 2.82 goals per game which ranks him 12th among Western Conference goaltenders and 28th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 111 goals. He has a save percentage of .906 which ranks him 22nd among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look for better times on the ice after their 6 - 5 defeat against the Carolina Hurricanes in their previous game. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive outing in the loss. While out there on the ice, they scored on 5 out of the 38 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Vegas racked up 8 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 63 and the Corsi against was 50 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 55.8%. Their Fenwick was 50 and the Fenwick against was 38, which means they earned a rate of 56.8%. They took 32 face-off wins and lost 26 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 61.1% and they had a PDO of 101.4 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes tallied a total of 34 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 4 power play attempts.
The Wild will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 26 wins and 23 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they currently sit 11th in the conference and 23rd in the league with -11. They have a total of 168 goals for the year which ranks them 8th in the West. Minnesota has a team save percentage of .895 which has them sitting 26th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% which is good for 3rd in the West. In goal for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.33 goals per contest and that ranks him 32nd among West goalies and 61st in the NHL. In the 1,476 minutes he has played this season, he has surrendered 82 goals. He holds a save percentage of .893, which ranks him 31st among West goalies and 60th in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild faced off against the Colorado Avalanche in a game where the Wild went home in defeat by a tally of 3 - 2. In their game, Minnesota went home with a 55.2% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 58 and their opponent having a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick rate was 54.4% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Avalanche having earned a 31 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Minnesota played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO at even strength of 96.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 43.8%. The Wild converted 2 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and netted 2 out of those attempts. On the other side of the ice, the Avalanche had 3 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal. Minnesota gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Avalanche had a total of 13 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (+113)
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