Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 4/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+145) Golden Knights (-165)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (24-9-2) will take on the Minnesota Wild (22-11-2) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Wild priced at +145 and the Golden Knights are at -165. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Wild will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory over the Golden Knights in their previous game. The Corsi for the Wild was 59 and the Corsi against was 59 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 41.8% and their PDO was 97.0 in this game. Minnesota earned 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Wild had a middle of the road offensive output in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 46 and the Fenwick against was 44, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.1%. They totaled 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to take control of the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 3 of the 37 shots they launched.
The Wild have had 1,074 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .919. When playing at even strength, the Wild have allowed 71 goals while having 90 on offense. Minnesota Wild opponents have 113 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and have notched 16 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they sit with 46 points and their points percentage sits at .657. Minnesota has tried 1,025 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.9%. Regarding their scoring, the Minnesota Wild have racked up 101 goals (16th in hockey) this year and have conceded 87. Minnesota is sitting with 108 power play chances and they have notched 11 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 10.19%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Kaapo Kahkonen. The opposition has notched 56 goals versus Kahkonen in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.47. Kahkonen has been in net for 23 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .918 during his 1,357 minutes guarding the cage. He has compiled an overall mark of 15-7-1 and he has gotten the start in 22 games. For his career, Kahkonen has compiled 12 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .545. Kahkonen has seen 685 shots taken against him and has garnered 629 total saves.
In their loss to Minnesota, Vegas had 4 attempts on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Golden Knights notched 2 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and they had an oZS percentage of 58.2%. Vegas wrapped up this game with a 50.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vegas played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 48.9% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Wild having notched a 46 Fenwick at even strength.
The Golden Knights have accumulated 92 goals at even strength and 20 goals (20th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Vegas has tried 1,091 shots (13th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.27%, while allowing the other team 968 shots. For the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 112 goals, 50 points, as well as a points percentage of .714. They have earned 109 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.35%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 85.11% on the other teams 94 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.7%. They have granted a total of 80 goals to be scored by way of 66 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has relinquished 2,151 goals overall. Fleury's rate of quality starts is 54.9% and he has qualified for 393 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has made the start in 716 games and has been on the ice for 50,443 mins. Fleury has amassed a lifetime record of 483-274-82 and has played in 872 games. He has racked up 22,553 stops out of the 24,704 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-165)
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