It will all come to an end tonight if this exciting series between the Minnesota Wild and the Vegas Golden Knights. After having two opportunities to seal the deal and have some extra time off, the Knights simply couldn’t overcome the Wild, neither at home, nor as a visitor. So, tonight’s game will give them the advantage of having the home crowd behind them.
Can Vegas finally get the win they’ve been looking for these past few days? Or will the Wild finish their series comeback with their hands raised in victory? We’re going to dive into the Game 7 preview of the Wild vs. Golden Knights, along with the latest Stanley Cup odds, betting trends and expert predictions. Be sure to check out for more NHL odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Wild vs. Golden Knights Game 7 Information
- When: Friday, May 28, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
- TV: NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, ATTSN-RM, BSN, BSWI+
- Radio: KFAN FM 100.3 (Wild) // FOX Sports 98.9 FM / 1340 AM (Golden Knights)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights (-182) / OU: 5
Why Bet on the Minnesota Wild?
With a two game winning streak, there’s no doubt the Wild now believe that they can stay in the playoffs. They are currently averaging 1.83 goals per game, with a 7.1% of those shots connected, and they have a 11.1% of hitting their power play opportunities. On the defense, they are allowing an average of 2,33 goals per game during the playoffs, with a 85.7% of penalty killing situations. They found their groove to make the comeback.
Cam Talbot will be their start tonight. He currently has a .937 save percentage and a 2.01 GAA in the playoffs, allowing 12 goals in the past give games. Just in Game 6, he stopped all 23 shots for the shutout. If the Wild has any chance of staying alive, it will be because of Talbot.
Why Bet on the Vegas Golden Knights?
Heading into this matchup, statistics indicate that this is their third Game 7 in their short history as a franchise. They haven’t closed out a playoff series at home, which me might see tonight, if they can get some offense in. They finished the regular season tied with the Colorado Avalanche, placing in second in the West Division.
They are averaging 2.33 goals per game, with 7.3% shots connected, and they have their power play opportunities at 14.3%. On the defense, they’ve allowed 1.89 goals per game are dominating shorthanded situations at 88.9%. One interesting fact is that coach Peter DeBoer has gone 509 when coaching a Game 7. So he just might bring the needed game plan to stop the Wild for another surprise.
Wild vs. Golden Knights Betting Trends
- The Wild are 8-4 SU in the last 12 games against Vegas.
- The Wild are 6-3 SU in the last 9 games on the road.
- The total went under in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
- The Golden Knights are 14-6 SU in the last 20 games.
- The Golden Knights are 14-6 SU in the last 20 games against an opponent in the West conference.
- The total went under in 6 of Vegas’ last 9 games.
Wild vs. Golden Knights Expert Betting Predictions
This is it. It all comes down tonight. Both teams will bring their A-game, because if they don’t, it will be an easy ride for whoever takes the lead and kills from the start. That doesn’t mean the other team can’t comeback, such as the case with the Wild. Vegas has the advantage in the NHL odds due to their home field advantage.
But then again, the playoffs are the place where crazy things happen and Minnesota has brought their wild side to the series and it has worked. Who will win? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see tonight!
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.