Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/3/21

Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/3/21 Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (36-12-2) at Minnesota Wild (32-14-4)

NHL Hockey: Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

The Line: Minnesota Wild +105 / Vegas Golden Knights -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild meet Monday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 24 goals, Mark Stone has 37 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 33 goals on 427 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 66 goals on 900 shots.

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 23 goals, Jordan Greenway has 24 assists and Kevin Fiala has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 71 goals on 893 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 58 goals on 640 shots.

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The Golden Knights are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 59-24 in their last 83 overall. The Wild are 17-4 in their last 21 home games and 8-2 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Wild last 5 overall. The Golden Knights are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

The Vegas Golden Knights have been winning at a ridiculous pace and they're simply not a team you should be eager to bet against. The Minnesota Wild have done their fair share of winning as well and they're playing well enough to be worth a look in the plus money role, but I need more plus money if I'm going to fade Vegas here. If anything, the Vegas Golden Knights and the cheap price is a steal in terms of value. Give me the road team.

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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -125

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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