Minnesota Wild vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights - 11/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Las Vegas Golden Knights (15-7-1) at Minnesota Wild (11-10-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -165 / Las Vegas Golden Knights +149 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Las Vegas Golden Knights look to continue their dominance against the Western Conference as they head into Minnesota to face off against the Wild on Thursday night.
The Golden Knights are off to a red hot start to their franchise’s inaugural season and they will be out for yet another statement victory on the road as they take on a Minnesota side that had Cup aspirations coming into the season and is finally starting to hit their stride with the calendar ready to turn. The Knights come into tonight’s game with a 5-1 mark in their last six games and have shown they can generate victories in a number of different ways and against a Minnesota side that is pretty sound defensively and doesn’t have a ton of depth in the offensive zone the Knights know this one could be a very slow scoring affair where defense and goaltending will take focus.
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The Wild meanwhile have dominated opponents in the Pacific division lately as they are 14-5 in their last 19 games and welcome a Las Vegas side that has looked great through the first month and a half but are susceptible to a regression and it could come as the holiday break draws near. Minnesota has enjoyed a nice season from Jason Zucker and now they have Charlie Coyle back in the lineup which is a huge boost for this team offensively but they still feel like a group that is a year away and they could be in tough against a Vegas side that has been playing like they have nothing to lose.
The Knights are 5-1 in their last six overall and 5-0 in their last five after scoring two or fewer in their previous outing while the Wild are 19-7 in their last 26 Thursday games and 2-5 in their last seven against the West. Vegas has looked good so far and while defense may be the name of the game here I just don’t see either team having a ton of success keeping the puck out of the net and a lot of trends point to the over here.