Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 5/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+137) Golden Knights (-157)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (35-16-5) go to T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) in Game 2 of their series. Minnesota leads the series 1-0. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -157 while the Wild are priced at +137. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Wild went home feeling good about their game by earning a 1-0 victory against the Golden Knights in Game 1. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 47.4% and they had a PDO of 103.7 in this one. They amassed 22 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 46, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.3%. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 41 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 65 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 38.7%. Minnesota accumulated 4 mins in the box in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't convert them into a score. The Wild had a below average offensive outing in this victory. In the outing, they converted 1 of the 30 shots they attempted.
Minnesota Wild opponents have tallied 161 power play opportunities (18th in hockey) and have earned 31 goals in those chances. The Wild have had 1,705 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. Minnesota has taken 1,585 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.4%. When at even strength, the Wild have given up 128 goals while scoring 151 on offense. Minnesota comes into the game with 165 power play opportunities and they have notched 29 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 17.58%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 75 points and their points percentage is sitting at .670. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Minnesota Wild have earned 180 goals (9th in hockey) this season and have surrendered 159.
The player in the crease for this game is Cam Talbot. For his professional hockey career, Talbot is sitting with 175 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .526. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 19,855 minutes between the pipes. Talbot has seen 10,184 shots taken against him and has garnered 9,321 saves. The opposition has been able to score 863 goals versus Talbot in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.61. He has earned a record of 169-130-30 and he has started in 333 games. Talbot has played in 347 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their Game 1 loss to Minnesota, the Golden Knights PDO at even strength was 96 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 52.6%. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick percentage was 59.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 46 and the Wild having a 31 Fenwick. The Golden Knights tallied 0 goals of the 42 shots on goal they took. Vegas went home with a 61.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vegas had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
For the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 190 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .732. They have allowed 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights have accumulated 159 goals at even strength and 31 goals (18th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 174 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.82%. Vegas has put up 1,829 shots (4th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.39%, while allowing their opponents 1,527 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 86.81% on their opponents 144 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 92.0%.
Across the rink you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury in net. His opposition is averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has allowed 2,169 goals in total. Fleury's quality start rate sits at 55.4% and he has accumulated 403 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 727 contests and has been on the ice for 51,104 minutes. Fleury has accumulated a lifetime record of 492-276-82 and has been in goal for 883 games. He is sitting with 22,827 stops out of the 24,996 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .913.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-157) and under 5.5 goals
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