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Wild vs. Golden Knights Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 24, 2021
by Joe Williams
VI Betting Expert

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 5 Predictions

Score Prediction Golden Knights 4 Wild 1

The Golden Knights opened this series laying an egg in Game 1, falling 1-0 in overtime against Cam Talbot. The offense was unable to get on the board, but all that stopped in Game 2. They bounced back 3-1 on home ice, and then went to the Twin Cities and picked up a 5-2 win in Game 3, and a 4-0 victory in Game 4. Now, the Wild is one of three teams on the brink of elimination Monday evening.

The Wild have had a power outage so far in this series. Yes, the won Game 1, but they managed just one goal. They have had one or no goals in three of the four outings, and they're averaging just 1.0 goals per game. As such, the UNDER is 3-1 in the four outings in this series to date.

While the road team has cashed in four of the past five meetings between these teams, the favorite is also 4-1 in the past five. The UNDER is also 4-1 in the past five battles between these teams, and 4-0 in the past four battles at T-Mobile Arena on The Strip. The UNDER is the play again in this one due to Minnesota's offensive struggles.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 5 Best Bets

  • Golden Knights -1.5 (+150)
  • UNDER 5.5

The Vegas Golden Knights have won three straight games against the Minnesota Wild, outscoring them 9-2 over the last two games. (AP)

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 5 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Wild +150
  • Golden Knights -185
  • Wild (+1.5) -185
  • Golden Knights (-1.5) +150
  • Over 5.5 +115
  • Under 5.5 -140

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 5 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV-Time: CNBC - 10:30 p.m. ET

Minnesota Wild: 36-19-5 SU, 30-30 ATS, 35-35 O/U
Vegas Golden Knights: 43-14-3 SU, 30-30 ATS, 29-29-2 O/U

Marc-Andre Fleury kicked aside all 35 shots he faced in Game 4, posting his 16th career shutout in the playoffs. He pulled into a tie with Curtis Joseph for the third-most playoff shutouts in NHL history, and he trails just Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur. The way the Wild have been scoring lately, it wouldn't be surprising to see Fleury add to that number in Game 5.

Cam Talbot matched Fleury shot for shot in Game 1, but he has allowed three or more goals in each of the past three outings. The Wild won five of the final six regular-season meetings between these teams, but Minnesota hasn't looked ready for the playoffs, while Vegas has been on fire and look more battle tested.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Series History

  • 05/22/2021 - Vegas 4 (-1.5) at Minnesota 0 - Under 5.5
  • 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

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

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