Golden Knights vs. Wild NHL Playoffs Odds and Game 3 Preview — May 20th, 2021

The series between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Minnesota Wild are all tied up now. The action now shifts to Minnesota, where the Wild will look to get the series lead back. Vegas surely won’t make things easy for the Wild, so expect another intense action this coming Thursday down in Saint Paul.

NitroBetting News goes over the highlights of the upcoming game, including recent team form, the latest NHL betting odds, betting trends, and betting predictions, all of which are geared to help you lock in those winning picks. Don’t forget to check out more Hockey odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!

Golden Knights vs. Wild Game 3 Information

  • When: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
  • TV: NBCSN, SN360, TVAS, ATTSN-RM, BSN, BSWI+
  • Radio: FOX Sports 98.9 FM / 1340 AM (Golden Knights) // KFAN FM 100.3 (Wild)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights (-108) / OU: 5.5

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Why Bet on the Vegas Golden Knights?

Vegas’ offense came out firing in Game 2 Tuesday night. Unlike in Game 1’s win in which they got blanked by Minnesota in a 1-0 overtime loss, the Knights made sure that their offense would be felt more, as they also went 1 of 2 on the man advantage.

The Knights missed the services of Max Pacioretty once again and it’s unsure whether the left winger will be able to skate on Thursday, but with Vegas finally bursting through offensively, they seem to have enough in their arsenal to keep Minnesota’s defense on its toes.

Alex Tuch netted a pair of goals in Game 2, while Jonathan Marchessault got the other score for Vegas, which concluded the regular season third in the NHL with 3.39 goals for per game and fourth with 32.7 shots per contest. On the other end of the ice, Marc-Andre Fleury continues to be a wall in front of the net, having allowed just two goals in 65 shots faced through the first game of the series.

Why Bet on the Minnesota Wild?

Even though they lost in Game 2, at least the Wild are going home after successfully stealing a win in Sin City. Goalie Cam Talbot failed to replicate the sensational performance he put up between the pipes in the series opener, as he allowed three goals on 28 shots faced in Game 2, but Minnesota’s offense didn’t give him much scoring cushion to work with.

Matt Dumba was the only one who found the back of the net for the Wild on Tuesday, leaving the team with just one non-defenseman who’s scored so far in the series. The Wild need to get more from their skaters, particularly from the likes of Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala.

The Wild did outshoot Vegas in Game 2, so that’s something of a good sign for them. Plus, they still have a better scoring chance percentage than the Knights, thus far. Apart from Dumba, center Joel Eriksson was the only Wild who’s chipped in a goal in this series when he buried the game-winner in OT back in Game 1.

Golden Knights vs. Wild Betting Trends

  • The Golden Knights are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • The Golden Knights are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
  • The Under is 3-1-1 in the Knights’ last five games away from home.
  • The Wild are 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
  • The Wild are 6-2 in their last eight home games against the Knights.
  • The Over is 3-1 in the Wild’s last four home games.

Golden Knights vs. Wild Expert Betting Predictions

The Knights we saw in Game 2 was the team that we have seen dominate in the regular season. With Fleury seemingly in top form and Vegas’ offense finally waking up, Minnesota could be in big trouble. That being said, it’s the Wild’s turn to play at home, and they’ve always dominated Vegas in home ice. Minnesota appears to be a nice puck line pick.

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