Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 5/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+160) Golden Knights (-170)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (38-13-2) will play the Minnesota Wild (34-14-5) on Sunday. The line on this game has the Wild coming in at +160 and the Golden Knights are at -170. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Wild had a rough game after their 7-3 loss to the Blues in their last contest. The Wild had a middle of the road showing in the loss. In the game, they finished 3 of the 20 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. Minnesota had 4 mins in the box in this outing. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 30 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 34 which means they had a Corsi rate of 46.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.0%. They tallied 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 55.5% and their PDO rating was 93.6 for this game.
Minnesota Wild opponents have tallied 156 power play tries (16th in hockey) and have a total of 28 goals in those chances. The Wild have had 1,705 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .907. Minnesota has taken 1,585 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%. At even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 131 goals while getting 152 of their own. Minnesota has compiled 156 power play opportunities and they have notched 28 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 17.95%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 73 points and their points percentage is .689. In regard to scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have tallied 180 goals (9th in the NHL) this year and have allowed 159.
The man in goal for this game is Cam Talbot. Talbot has played in 347 games throughout his NHL career. He has earned a record of 169-130-30 and he was named the starter in 333 games. Opponents have been able to score 863 goals against Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.61. Talbot has seen 10,184 shot attempts against him and has accrued 9,321 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 19,855 mins guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Talbot has 175 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .526.
In their last contest, Vegas squared up with the Sharks in a matchup where the Golden Knights took home the victory by a final score of 6-0. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but were not able to net one. The Golden Knights recorded 6 goals of the 44 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO was 116 and they earned an oZS percentage of 76.9%. Vegas wound up with a 60.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas played and it was a good performance overall. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 63.9% by amassing a Fenwick of 46 and the Sharks finishing with a 26 Fenwick.
Vegas has tried 1,829 shots (4th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the opposition 1,527 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.23% on the other teams 138 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 92.0%. They have recorded 163 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.40%. The Golden Knights are sitting with 160 goals at even strength and 30 goals (17th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by way of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 190 goals, 78 points, in addition to a points percentage of .736.
Across the rink you are expected to see Marc-Andre Fleury defending the net. Fleury is sitting with a lifetime mark of 492-276-82 and has been in goal for 883 contests. Fleury's quality start rate comes in at 55.4% and he has accumulated 403 quality starts in his pro career. He has recorded 22,827 stops out of 24,996 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has relinquished 2,169 goals altogether. He has been a starter 727 games and has racked up 51,104 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-170) and under 5.5 goals
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