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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild - 3/16/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Wild (39-24-7) at Vegas Golden Knights (45-20-5)
Date & Time Friday March 16, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -170 / Minnesota Wild +153 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-North
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T-Mobile Center and the Vegas Golden Knights host the Minnesota Wild in a Friday NHL tilt.

The Minnesota Wild are heading to the postseason but would like to even out some highs and lows. Minnesota has followed a three game winning streak with back to back defeats following a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche where Mikko Koivu scored in the second for the Wild while Devan Dubnyk allowed five goals on 22 shots.

JT Compher topped the Avalanche with a pair of goals with Nikita Nikita Zadorov, Natham MacKinnon and Tyson Jost also reaching the scoring column. Eleven different players recorded points for Colorado to make the 33 stops of Semyon Varlamov a winner. 

The Vegas Golden Knights are still the top squad in he Pacific although many are now predicting a slow end to the regular season. Vegas saw a three game winning streak end following a 8-3 loss to New Jersey. Vegas saw Erik Haula score twice with Colin Miller also lighing the lamp while Marc-Andrei Fleury allowed four goals on eleven shots before Maxime Lagace stopped 13-17 in relief.

Under is 3-0-2 in Wild last 5 following a home loss of 3 or more goals and Wild are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 7-1-2 in Wild last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. Over is 11-0 in Golden Knights last 11 Friday games and Golden Knights are 8-0 in their last 8 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game. 

These teams have played two times with Minnesota winning both with the over cashing each time so I’m taking a small shot at the over… 

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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