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Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 3-30-24 Picks

Vegas Golden Knights (40-25-8) vs. Minnesota Wild (35-28-9)
March 30, 2024 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Wild -120 / Vegas Golden Knights -102; Over/Under: +5.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Golden Knights vs WIld betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Saturday, March 30th at the Oakland Coliseum. We will take a look at: 

-The Vegas Golden Knights recent form and recent player performance

-The Minnesota Wild recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Golden Knights and Wild.

Golden Knights Look to Build on Last Game

The Golden Knights in the last game faced off the Winnipeg Jets, and they were able to secure the 4-1 victory. Ivan Barbashev had a strong game putting up two goals. Logan Thompson is starting in goal, and he saved 39 of the 40 shots that he faced. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.18 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.92 goals per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league, while the defense is ranked 10th. Jonathan Marchessault has scored 39 goals and added 23 assists. 

Must Win for Wild

The Wild know that if they want any chance to make the playoffs, this is a game that they have to win. On Thursday against the Sharks, the Wild scored three goals, and they ended up winning by two goals. Matt Boldy had a strong game, scoring a goal and adding an assist. The Wild are averaging 3.06 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.17 goals per game. Kirill Kaprizov has scored 36 goals and added 45 assists so far this season. 

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have won four of their last five games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Wild have covered the puck line in each of their last seven games as home underdogs following a home win.
  • The Wild have won the third period in each of their last five home games against the Golden Knights following a win.
  • The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in four of the Wild’s last five games as underdogs.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Facts

  • The Golden Knights have lost each of their last six games following a road win.
  • The Golden Knights have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last nine games as favorites following a road win.
  • The road team has won the first period in each of the Golden Knights’ last four games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Golden Knights’ last 11 games following a road win.

Golden Knights vs Wild Betting Prediction

This is a must-win game for the Wild, and they aren’t going to get it done here. The Golden Knights won the last game 4-1, but this game isn’t going to be as good. The Wild are averaging 3.06 goals, and they are going to attack the weak defense of the Wild. Matt Boldy is going to have another big game, and he’s going to pace Minnesota here. Back the Wild on the money line to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Wild ML

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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