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Wild vs. Golden Knights Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 18, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
NHL Expert

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 2 Predictions

Score Prediction Golden Knights 3 Wild 2

Game 1 featured stellar goalkeeping from both Cam Talbot and Marc-Andre Fleury, and it's hard not to think the same occurs in Game 2. Besides, the goal total has gone UNDER in four of the last five meetings between these teams. The smart odds, and solid goaltending, should see most bettors back the goal total going UNDER in most of these games - especially inside T-Mobile.

In terms of a winner, there's no real reason to fade Minnesota. The Wild have now won five of their last six games against the Golden Knights, entering with plus-value in Game 2. Keep in mind, Vegas has won 11 of its last 12 home games after going into overtime the game prior. Minnesota was four minutes away from winning the third period in Game 1 as well.

The Wild have won the third period in four of their last five games when playing as the underdog after a road win. They were four minutes away from cashing a +112 third period money-line, now entering Game 2 with the same line.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 2 Best Bets

  • UNDER 5.5 -140
  • Wild 3P ML +112
  • Mark Stone Goal +185
  • Kirill Kaprizov Goal +180

The Minnesota Wild have gone UNDER the goal total in four straight games when playing on a Tuesday. (AP)

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 2 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Wild +140
  • Golden Knights -165
  • Wild (+1.5) -190
  • Golden Knights (-1.5) +155
  • Over 5.5 +115
  • Under 5.5 -140

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 2 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV-Time: NBCSN - 10:00 p.m. ET

Minnesota Wild: 36-16-5 SU, 30-27 ATS, 34-23 O/U
Vegas Golden Knights: 40-14-3 SU, 27-30 ATS, 28-27-2 O/U

Despite winning Game 1, Minnesota has lost bettors -$51 when playing on the road this season. The Wild are 15-11-3 when playing away from Minnesota. The Golden Knights are 21-5-3 at home this season, winning bettors $277 when playing inside T-Mobile Arena.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Series History

  • 05/16/2021 - Minnesota 1 (+1.5) at Vegas 0 (Under 5.5)
  • 05/05/2021 - Vegas 3 at Minnesota 2 (+1.5) (Under 5.5)
  • 05/03/2021 - Vegas 5 at Minnesota 6 (+1.5) (Over 5.5)

Projected Goalies

Minnesota: Cam Talbot (19-8, 2 SO, 2.63 GAA, .915 SV%)

Vegas: Marc-Andre Fleury (26-10, 6 SO, 1.98 GAA, .928 SV%)

2021 NHL Playoff First Round Betting Resources

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

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