Wild vs. Golden Knights Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 28, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 7 Predictions

Score Prediction Golden Knights 4 Wild 2

This is do or die for both teams as the loser goes home and the winner moves on to face the Colorado Avalanche. It's tough to take Vegas after the team dropped back-to-back games against Minnesota, outscored 7-2 in those two games.

Vegas has, however, won eight of its last 11 games when playing inside the T-Mobile Arena. So despite a Game 5 loss at home, Vegas' conviction should be at home. Also, keep in mind Minnesota has failed to cover the puck line in seven of its last 10 games. So if you fancy these trends, go with Vegas winning but don't consider the expensive ML.

The puck line favoring Vegas at -1.5 is a valued +150, so consider that for a cheaper price. Also, consider that the Golden Knights have won the second period in four of their last five games. The second period ML is far too expensive for Vegas, but the 3-way line to win the second period is +123.

We have been high on Mark Stone and Kirill Kaprizov's goal-scoring odds this series, although the former has been the only one to consistently hit. Of the two, take Stone but the recommendation for both is there. Stone has scored a goal in three of its last four games, while Kaprizov has scored a goal in three of his last five games when playing in Las Vegas.

Also consider the goal total going UNDER in Game 7. The goal total has gone UNDER 5.5 in five of the last seven meetings between both teams and has a rare plus-value tonight.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 7 Best Bets

  • Vegas (-1.5) +150
  • Vegas 2P (3-way) +132
  • Mark Stone Goal +160
  • Kirill Kaprizov Goal +215

Five of the last seven games played between the Minnesota Wild and the Vegas Golden Knights have gone UNDER the goal total . (AP)

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 7 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Wild +150
  • Golden Knights -185
  • Wild (+1.5) -185
  • Golden Knights (-1.5) +150
  • Over 5 -145
  • Under 5 +120

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Analysis

  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV-Time: NBCSN - 9:00 p.m. ET

Minnesota Wild: 38-19-5 SU, 32-30 PL, 36-26 O/U
Vegas Golden Knights: 43-16-3 SU, 30-32 PL, 30-30-2 O/U

Minnesota has earned bettors $14 when playing on the road this season. Minnesota has a 16-12-3 record when playing away from St. Paul. Vegas has made bettors $236 when playing inside T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights are 22-6-3 when playing at home this season.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Series History

  • 05/26/2021 - Vegas 0 at Minnesota 3 (+1.5) - Under 5.5
  • 05/24/2021 - Minnesota 4 (+1.5) at Vegas 2 - Over 5.5
  • 05/22/2021 - Vegas 4 (-1.5) at Minnesota 0 - 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

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change