Last Updated Mar 21, 2022, 7:53 PM

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Vegas Golden Knights (34-26-4) will meet the Minnesota Wild (36-20-4) at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Monday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Wild 4, Golden Knights 3

Best Bet

Wild -132
Over 6.5 (-105)

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. MINNESOTA WILD PREDICTIONS

The Golden Knights came alive with a pair of home victories at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, winning 5-3 against the Florida Panthers on St. Patrick's Day, and 5-1 against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Both wins came behind Logan Thompson, who has turned aside 71 of the 75 shots he has faced. The Golden Knights offense has averaged 4.3 goals per game across the past four outings, and the OVER has cashed in five in a row for VGK.

The Wild have also picked up wins in consecutive outings, topping the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Wednesday before pushing past the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, 3-1. Unlike VGK, Minnesota has cashed the UNDER at a 2-1-1 clip across the past four outings. Minnesota is hoping the third time is a charm this season against Vegas, losing 3-2 on The Strip back on Nov. 11 against Laurent Brossoit, and 6-4 on Dec. 12 while facing Robin Lehner.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ODDS

Golden Knights +145
Wild -132
Golden Knights +1.5 (-164)
Wild -1.5 (+194)
Over 6.5 (-105)
Under 6.5 (-105)

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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. MINNESOTA WILD BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Central
  • Venue: XCel Energy Center
  • Location: St. Paul, Minn.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+ - 8:00 p.m. ET

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 34-26-4
  • ATS: 26-38
  • O/U: 35-26-3

The Golden Knights have picked up back-to-back wins, averaging 5.0 goals per game after a five-game losing skid, all on the road, from March 8-15. During the five-game slide the Knights averaged just 2.2 goals per game.

Starting backstop Robin Lehner might be forced to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. While Thompson has been strong in the crease for Vegas in the past two games, he isn't viewed as a long-term solution. And the backup Brossoit has really struggled. Might we see a reunion with Marc-Andre Fleury heading back from Chicago to Vegas? The Flower is rumored to be on the chopping block in Chitown.

The Golden Knights have cashed the OVER in five in a row, allowing 22 total goals across the past five outings, including at least three goals in five of the past six contests. The OVER-UNDER has split in the first two meetings between these clubs.

MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 36-20-4
  • ATS: 28-32
  • O/U: 36-21-3

The Wild has outscored the opposition 7-3 in the past two games, both behind Cam Talbot. He was the goaltender of record in the two previous meetings with Vegas, losing both starts.

Minnesota has scored two or more goals in nine consecutive games, averaging 3.8 goals per outing during the span. The OVER is 6-2-1 across the nine-game stretch, too.

The Wild have posted just two wins in the past seven outings against winning teams, and they're 1-4 in the past five against Western Conference clubs. However, Minnesota is a dominant 39-14 in the past 53 in St. Paul. The home side has also won each of the past four in this series.

The Golden Knights have topped the Wild in each of the two previous meetings this season. (AP)

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. MINNESOTA WILD BETTING CONCLUSION

The Golden Knights are going through a rough patch right now, as the offense is not a problem, but the goaltending has not been good. Well, Lehner is banged up and in danger of missing the rest of the season, and Brossoit is struggling. Thompson has been decent, but he is a band-aid.

The Wild have also been struggling a little lately, and VGK has been Talbot's kryptonite, losing each of the two previous matchups this season in Vegas, and it didn't matter who the tendy was in the other crease. However, this is Minnesota's first try at home against Vegas, and the Wild has been good in their home barn. Look for the Wild to keep the Golden Knights down on the road, with a lean to the OVER.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS vs. MINNESOTA WILD BETTING TRENDS

  • Golden Knights are 2-5 in past seven games overall.
  • Golden Knights are 2-5 in past seven vs. winning teams.
  • Golden Knights are 0-5 in past five road games.
  • Golden Knights are 0-7 in past seven vs. Central Division.
  • Wild are 39-14 in past 53 home games.
  • Wild are 2-5 in past seven vs. winning teams.
  • Wild are 1-4 in past five vs. Western Conference.
  • OVER is 5-0 in past five for Golden Knights.
  • OVER is 4-0 in past four as an underdog for Golden Knights.
  • UNDER is 8-3-1 in past 12 vs. Western Conference for Golden Knights.
  • OVER is 20-6-1 in past 27 home games for Wild.
  • OVER is 3-0-1 in past four vs. winning teams for Wild.
  • Golden Knights are 6-2 in past eight meetings.
  • Home team is 4-0 in past four meetings.

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