Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 11/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-135) Golden Knights (-105)
Kaapo Kahkonen and the Minnesota Wild go to T-Mobile Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights. The line on this game has the Wild priced at -135 and the Golden Knights are at -105. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory over the Islanders in the last game they played. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 43.3% and they had a PDO of 106.1 in this game. They amassed 17 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 27 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, giving them a Fenwick rate of 59.5%. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 59 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 41 which means they had a Corsi rate of 59.0%. Minnesota amassed 4 penalty mins for this game. In addition, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. The Wild had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 39 shots they attempted.
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The Wild have had 324 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .889. When at even strength, the Wild have allowed the opponent to score 26 goals while getting 30 themselves. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 41 power play tries (11th in hockey) and have earned 10 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 16 points and their points percentage is .727. Minnesota has attempted 401 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.0%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Minnesota Wild have accounted for 36 goals (11th in the league) for the year and have surrendered 36. Minnesota has compiled 34 power play opportunities and they have notched 6 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 17.65%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Kaapo Kahkonen. Kahkonen has been in goal for 31 contests during his hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 20-10-1 and he has gotten the start in 30 games. The opposition has notched 90 goals against Kahkonen in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.94. Kahkonen has had 914 shots against him and has amassed 824 saves. His save percentage currently is .902 for his 1,834 minutes on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Kahkonen has accumulated 13 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .433.
In their last game, Vegas opposed the Kraken in an outing where the Golden Knights earned a victory by a final of 4-2. Their PDO at even strength was 111 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 59.2%. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.8% by tallying a Fenwick of 30 and the Kraken ending the game with a 29 Fenwick. The Golden Knights earned 4 goals of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. Vegas went home with a 47.6% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vegas played and they showed out in this one.
The Golden Knights have tallied 33 goals at even strength and 3 goals (31st in the NHL) while on the power play. Vegas has attempted 417 shots (8th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.63%, while allowing the other team 441 shots. During this campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 36 goals, 14 points, as well as a points percentage of .538. They have earned 26 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 11.54%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.76% on their opponents 33 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have allowed 40 goals to be scored by of a combination of 32 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Robin Lehner protecting the goal. He has recorded 9,364 saves out of 10,202 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .918. Lehner has a career record of 135-129-47 and has participated in 331 games. He has been a starter 312 contests and has played for a total of 18,675 mins. Lehner's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.7% and he has 177 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has conceded 838 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-105) and under 5.5 goals
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