Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Minnesota Wild will battle against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the West Division playoffs at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 3:00 PM ET.

Minnesota clinched a playoff berth as no.3 seed and will be facing the Vegas Golden Knights as no.2 seed in the playoffs. The Wild lost their campaign against the St. Louis Blues at 3-7 on Thursday. Minnesota started the match with 3 goals but failed to add more goals all along the regulation period. The Golden Knights ended the regular season with a 6-0 shutout victory versus the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. Vegas managed to score 2 goals in every period while stopping the offense of San Jose leaving them scoreless until the end of the game.

The Wild recorded an average of 3.21 GF with 2.84 GA per match for a total of 498 penalty infraction minutes. Minnesota attempted for an average of 28.3 shots on goal while facing an average of 30.4 shots against per outing. The Minnesota Wild recorded a team percentage of 17.6 with a power-play of 29 and 31 points per game average. LW Kirill Kaprizov led the Wild with a total of 51 points, 27 goals, and distributed 24 assists. Kaprizov has a power-play goal of 8 with 157 shots on goal. LW Jordan Greenway led Minnesota in assists with 26 and a power-play goal of 1.

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Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Predictions 5/16/2021

On the Vegas side, the team posted an average of 3.39 GF with 2.18 GA per game for a total of 408 penalty infraction minutes. The Golden Knights ended up with an average of 32.7 shots on goal while being challenged with an average of 27.3 shots per contest. The Vegas Golden Knights posted a 17.8 team percentage with a power play of 31 and points per game average of 19. RW Mark Stone led the Golden Knights in scoring with a total of 61 points and 21 goals while dishing out a total of 40 assists. LW Max Pacioretty the team with a total of 24 goals on 174 shots on goal and an average of 6 PPG. Stone also led Vegas with a total of 40 assists and a power-play goal of 11.     

Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights. The NHL Pick for this match is Vegas -170. The Wild ranked 8th on the offense and 16th on defense while the Golden Knights ranked 3rd on the offense and 1st on defense. The Vegas Golden Knights are the stronger team here both on the offensive and defensive side of the puck. The Golden Knights are still hot after a shutout victory over the San Jose Sharks and the team will take Game 1 at home. The predicted score, Vegas Golden Knights will win at 4-2.  

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Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 3:00 PM ET

Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Vegas Golden Knights -170

NHL Totals: 5.5

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