Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 12/12/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+110) Golden Knights (-132)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (19-6-1) go to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights (15-11-0). The Wild open this game at +110 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -132. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Minnesota Wild came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 victory against the Sharks in their previous contest. Minnesota tallied 6 mins in the box in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and scored 2 goals. The Wild had a impressive offensive performance in this win. In the game, they scored on 5 of the 27 shots they put on net.
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Minnesota Wild opponents have recorded 91 power play tries (2nd in the league) and have notched 17 goals in those chances. The Wild have had 816 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .911. Minnesota has attempted 873 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.2%. While at even strength, the Wild have surrendered 56 goals while having 84 on the offensive side of the ice. Minnesota comes into tonight with 84 power play opportunities and they have tallied 14 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 16.67%. For the year, they have scored 39 points and their points percentage is .750. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have earned 98 goals (3rd in the league) for the year and have allowed 73.
The man in goal for this game is Cam Talbot. Opponents have tallied 915 goals against Talbot in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.61. Talbot has been in net for 367 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is at .916 in his 21,059 minutes guarding the cage. He has amassed a mark of 184-135-30 and he has started in 353 games. Over the course of his pro career, Talbot has earned 188 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .533. Talbot has had 10,834 shots taken against him and has gathered 9,919 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Vegas squared up with the Flyers in a matchup where the Golden Knights went home in defeat by a final of 4-3. They had 6 power play chances in this matchup and tallied 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Golden Knights tallied 3 goals of the 44 shots on goal they attempted.
For the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 88 goals, 30 points, and a points percentage of .577. They have permitted 81 goals to be scored by way of 65 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights are sitting with 79 goals at even strength and 9 goals (29th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 65 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 13.85%. Vegas has attempted 876 shots (9th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.05%, while allowing the other team 835 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.38% on the other teams 74 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Robin Lehner in net. Opponents are averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has yielded 868 goals altogether. Lehner's quality start rate sits at 56.1% and he has earned 180 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has been a starter 321 contests and has played 19,175 mins. Lehner is the owner of a lifetime mark of 139-133-47 and has been in goal for 340 games. He has gathered 9,604 stops out of the 10,472 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (+110)
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