Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+123) Golden Knights (-137)
T-Mobile Arena is the venue where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (13-4-1) will take on the Minnesota Wild (12-6-1) on Wednesday. The Wild open this matchup at +123 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -137. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Wild were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-4 defeat against the Golden Knights in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Wild was 46 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 64 which means they had a Corsi rate of 41.8%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 38.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.8 for this matchup. Minnesota accounted for 2 mins in the box in this matchup. The Wild had a good offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against was 46, giving them a Fenwick rate of 43.2%. They accrued 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 30 attempts to control the puck. Additionally, they had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to score. In the game, they scored on 4 out of the 30 shots they attempted.
Minnesota Wild opponents have totaled 69 power play opportunities (12th in professional hockey) and have a total of 12 goals in those attempts. The Wild have had 561 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Minnesota has taken 582 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. When playing at even strength, the Wild have surrendered 37 goals while notching 56 of their own. Minnesota has 63 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 7.94%. For the current season, they have earned 25 points and their points percentage is .658. In terms of scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have notched 61 goals (13th in hockey) so far this season and have given up 49.
The man in goal for this game is Cam Talbot. Talbot has played in 322 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has earned a win-loss record of 154-124-26 and was named the starter in 308 games. The opposition has notched 796 goals versus Talbot in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.60. Talbot has had 9,405 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 8,609 total saves. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 18,340 mins guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Talbot has accounted for 160 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .519.
In their win over Minnesota, Vegas had 3 power play chances in this outing and netted 2 out of those opportunities. The Golden Knights scored 5 goals of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 96 and their percentage of oZS was 61.3%. Vegas went home with a 58.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas played and it was a good performance overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 56.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 46 and the Wild finishing with a 35 Fenwick at even strength.
The Golden Knights are sitting with 44 goals at even strength and 12 goals (20th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Vegas has attempted 546 shots (28th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.26%, while allowing their opponents 491 shots. On the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 56 goals, 27 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have a total of 58 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.69%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 87.50% on their opponents 48 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 92.1%. They have permitted 39 goals to be scored by way of 33 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury patrolling the crease. Fleury has a lifetime record of 476-269-82 and has participated in 860 contests. Fleury's percentage of quality starts is 55.0% and he has made 387 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has accrued 22,240 stops out of the 24,361 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has relinquished 2,121 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 704 games and has played 49,737 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-137) and under 5.5 goals
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