Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-123) Wild (+103)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (16-5-1) travel to Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Wild (14-8-1). The Wild open this contest at +103 while the Golden Knights are priced at -123. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 2-0 loss to the Wild in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 37 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 90.5 in this game. Vegas garnered 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Golden Knights didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against was 24, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 52.0%. They totaled 29 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 21 opportunities to win the puck. They also had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. For the matchup, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 26 shots they attempted.
The Golden Knights have had 602 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .924. At even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 39 goals while notching 58 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 59 power play opportunities (30th in hockey) and have a total of 7 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have 33 points and their points % is .750. Vegas has attempted 659 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.6%. When talking about their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 70 goals (18th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 46. Vegas has tallied 69 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 17.39%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 863 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 478-270-82 and he has started in 707 games. Opponents have tallied 2,123 goals against Fleury in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Fleury has had 24,443 shots against him and he has 22,320 saves. His save percentage currently is at .913 during his 49,915 minutes played. For his career, Fleury has accounted for 390 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .552.
In their win over Vegas, Minnesota had a PDO at even strength of 110 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. They had 2 power play chances in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 48.0% by tallying a Fenwick of 24 and the Golden Knights having notched a 26 Fenwick. The Wild recorded 2 goals of the 21 shots on goal they took. Minnesota wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Minnesota had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
Minnesota has attempted 701 shots (18th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.13%, while allowing the opposition 671 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.95% on their oppositions 81 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 91.1%. They have a total of 74 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 6.76%. The Wild are sitting with 66 goals at even strength and 5 goals (31st in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 60 goals to be scored by of a combination of 47 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Minnesota Wild have 71 goals, 29 points, and a points percentage of .630.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Cam Talbot in net. The opposition is averaging 2.61 goals per contest and he has relinquished 804 goals in total. Talbot's quality start percentage is 51.6% and he has 160 quality starts in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 310 games and has played 18,457 mins. Talbot has accumulated a lifetime mark of 154-126-26 and has played in 324 games. He has a tally of 8,658 stops out of 9,462 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-123)
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