Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 5/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+135) Golden Knights (-162)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (35-16-5) go to T-Mobile Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) in Game 7 of their series. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -162 while the Wild are priced at +135. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Wild were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 win against the Golden Knights in Game 6. The Wild had a middle of the road offensive outing in this victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 of the 24 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity and notched 1 goal. Minnesota had 9 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 39 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 57 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 40.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 41, giving them a Fenwick rate of 41.4%. They accrued 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 38 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 42.5% and their PDO rating was 109.1 in this game.
Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 161 power play tries (18th in the NHL) and have come away with 31 goals in those attempts. The Wild have had 1,705 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Minnesota has tried 1,585 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.4%. When playing at even strength, the Wild have given up 128 goals while scoring 151 on offense. Minnesota has 165 power play opportunities and they have added 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 17.58%. For the current season, they have 75 points and their points % is .670. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have tallied 180 goals (9th in the NHL) for the year and have conceded 159.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Cam Talbot. Opponents have racked up 863 goals against Talbot in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.61. Talbot has played in 347 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .915 for his 19,855 mins guarding the cage. He has earned an overall record of 169-130-30 and he has started in 333 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Talbot has recorded 175 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .526. Talbot has had 10,184 shot attempts against him and he has 9,321 saves.
In their Game 6 loss, Vegas had 1 power play chance in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Golden Knights converted 0 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 91 and they earned an oZS percentage of 57.5%. Vegas earned a 59.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vegas played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 58.6% with a Fenwick of 41 and the Wild earning a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
The Golden Knights have accumulated 159 goals at even strength and 31 goals (18th in hockey) while on the power play. Vegas has put up 1,829 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the other team 1,527 shots. On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights are sitting with 190 goals, 82 points, and a points percentage of .732. They have earned 174 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 17.82%. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.81% on the other teams 144 power play chances, and their save percentage is 92.0%. They have allowed 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has allowed 2,169 goals overall. Fleury's quality start percentage sits at 55.4% and he has qualified for 403 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 727 contests and has racked up 51,104 mins. Fleury has earned a career mark of 492-276-82 and has played in 883 games. He has compiled 22,827 saves out of the 24,996 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (+135)
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