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Golden Knights vs. Wild Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 22, 2021
by Joe Williams
VI Betting Expert

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game Game 4 Predictions

Score Prediction Golden Knights 4 Wild 2

We had a power outage in Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, as neither of these scored in regulation. The Wild were able to scratch out a 1-0 win in overtime to snag home-ice advantage from VGK. Since then, it's been all Vegas.

The Golden Knights rebounded with a 3-1 win in Game 2, and then they really turned on the offensive jets with a 5-2 victory in St. Paul. While Fleury was just 7-14-0 in his first 21 career starts against the Wild, he has won each of his past two starts in the crease, showing that some past trends or historical splits aren't terribly important.

Cam Talbot made 35 saves on 39 shots in Game 3, as he was unable to get his footing in the crease in front of the smattering of home fans. He was actually staked to a 2-0 lead after 8:30, but VGK had erased that lead by 15:19 of the second period, and they took a 3-2 lead by 17:33 of the second. In fact, they had five straight unanswered goals to nearly take care of the OVER on their own.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game Game 4 Best Bets

  • Golden Knights -115 ML
  • Golden Knights -1.5 (+220)
  • OVER 5.5 (+100)

The Vegas Golden Knights scored five unanswered goals to win Game 3, now winning 17 of their last 21 games overall. (AP)

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game Game 4 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Golden Knights -115
  • Wild -105
  • Golden Knights (-1.5) +220
  • Wild (+1.5) -275
  • Over 5.5 +100
  • Under 5.5 -120

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game Game 4 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Xcel Energy Center
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • TV-Time: NBC - 8:00 p.m. ET

Vegas Golden Knights: 42-14-3 SU, 29-30 ATS, 29-28-2 O/U
Minnesota Wild: 36-18-5 SU, 30-29 ATS, 35-24 O/U

Talbot and the Wild were able to steal Game 1 in Las Vegas, but the future Hall of Famer Fleury showed why he is the backstop to bet in this series. The Wild were ninth in the NHL during the regular season with 3.2 goals per game, but so far they have managed a total of four goals in the first three games of this series.

The Golden Knights have relished their role as a favorite, winning 39 of the past 52 when favored, including an amazing 18-5 mark as a road favorite. The Wild were big thorns in their sides during the regular season, but the Golden Knights have outscored them 8-3 across the past two games, and there is little reason to believe a change in momentum is coming after a decisive Game 3 win from the visitors.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Series History

  • 05/20/2021 - Vegas 5 (-1.5) at Minnesota 2 (Over 5.5)
  • 05/18/2021 - Minnesota 1 at Vegas 3 (-1.5) (Under 5.5)
  • 05/016/2021 - Minnesota 1 (-1.5) at Vegas 0 (Under 5.5)

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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