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Golden Knights vs. Wild Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 20, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game 3 Predictions

Score Prediction Wild 4 Golden Knights 3

Vegas was able to tie the series at 1-1 with a Game 2 home win over Minnesota. Five total goals have been scored through the first two meetings of this Stanley Cup Playoff series, as the UNDER is becoming an expensive take for bettors. It might actually make sense to take a chance on the OVER in Game 3 for plus-value.

Why? Well for starters, these teams scored 11 goals in a game against one another earlier this month - so it's not impossible to see six scored in a game. Also, Minnesota has gone OVER the goal total in seven of its last eight home games.

If you are still sold on the UNDER or have no conviction in the OVER, then move markets. A winner isn't very intriguing, although the Wild should win they're a minus-valued underdog with some books. Minnesota has had the Golden Knights' number this season and is a great home team. Vegas has also lost four of its last five games when playing as the favorite on a Thursday.

If you are able to get the Minnesota ML at plus-value then take it. If you shop with a book that has them as minus-value, otherwise leave alone until the ML moves into plus-territory.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game 3 Best Bets

  • OVER 5.5 +120
  • Kirill Kaprizov Goal +163
  • Minnesota ML +105

The Minnesota Wild have won the third period in five of their last eight games when playing as the underdog. (AP)

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game 3 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Golden Knights -125
  • Wild +105
  • Golden Knights (-1.5) +200
  • Wild (+1.5) -250
  • Over 5.5 +120
  • Under 5.5 -145

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game 3 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Xcel Energy Center
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • TV-Time: NBCSN - 9:30 p.m. ET

Vegas Golden Knights: 41-14-3 SU, 28-30 ATS, 28-28-2 O/U
Minnesota Wild: 36-17-5 SU, 30-28 ATS, 34-24 O/U

Vegas has earned bettors $323 when playing on the road this season. The Golden Knights are 19-9 on the road this season with no overtime losses. Minnesota has earned bettors $712 when playing inside Xcel Energy Center this season. The Wild are 21-5-2 when playing at home.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Series History

  • 05/18/2021 - Minnesota 1 at Vegas 3 (-1.5) (Under 5.5)
  • 05/16/2021 - Vegas 0 at Minnesota 1 (+1.5) (Under 5.5)
  • 05/05/2021 - Vegas 3 at Minnesota 2 (+1.5) (Under 6)

Projected Goalies

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

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

2021 NHL Playoff First Round Betting Resources

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