Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+130) Golden Knights (-154)
T-Mobile Arena is the venue where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (12-4-1) will take on the Minnesota Wild (12-6-0) on Monday. The Golden Knights open this game at -154 while the Wild are coming in at +130. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Kings in their last outing. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 44.6% and they had a PDO of 109.6 for this game. Minnesota accrued 6 penalty mins in this contest. The Wild had a solid offensive outing in this win. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They accrued 19 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to win the face-off. They also had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. In the outing, they netted 4 out of the 42 shots they tried.
With respect to their scoring, the Minnesota Wild have notched 57 goals (16th in the league) this season and have allowed 44. For the current campaign, they have scored 24 points and their points percentage is sitting at .667. Minnesota has tallied 63 power play opportunities and they have notched 5 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 7.94%. While at even strength, the Wild have conceded 34 goals while earning 52 on offense. Minnesota has tried 552 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.3%. The Wild have had 522 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .916. Minnesota Wild opponents have recorded 66 power play tries (15th in pro hockey) and have come away with 10 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Cam Talbot. Talbot has played in 321 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 154-124-25 and he has started in 307 games. Opponents have been able to score 791 goals versus Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.60. Talbot has seen 9,366 shot attempts against him and has garnered 8,575 saves. His save percentage currently is at .916 in his 18,278 minutes played. During his career on the ice, Talbot is sitting with 160 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .521.
Their last time out, Vegas faced off against the Ducks in a game where the Golden Knights notched a victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Golden Knights converted 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO was 106 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 49.7%. Vegas wrapped up this game with a 50.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.8% with a Fenwick of 38 and the Ducks having earned a 45 Fenwick at even strength.
Vegas has put up 507 shots (28th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.06%, while allowing the other team 461 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 87.50% on the other teams 48 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 92.4%. They have a total of 55 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.18%. The Golden Knights have tallied 41 goals at even strength and 10 goals (23rd in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 35 goals to be scored by of a combination of 29 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched a total of 51 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .735.
Across the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury defending the net. He has accrued 22,214 saves out of 24,331 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .913. Fleury has amassed a lifetime mark of 475-269-82 and has been in goal for 859 games. He has started in 703 games and has played 49,676 mins. Fleury's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.0% and he has accumulated 387 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has yielded 2,117 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (+130)
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