Wild vs Golden Knights NHL Game 7 Info
NHL Playoffs Game 7 (Series Tied 3-3)
Minnesota Wild (35-16-5) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2)
Date: Friday, May 28
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Wild vs Golden Knights, Moneyline, Total, and Odds
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Moneyline: Wild +158 | Golden Knights -188
Spread: Wild +1.5 (-200) | Golden Knights -1.5 (+164)
Total: 5.5 — Over (+128) | Under (-158)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: Wild +3700, Golden Knights +1000
Wild vs Golden Knights Predictions and Picks
- Golden Knights Moneyline (-188)
Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights News, Analysis, and Picks
This is it, baby! Game 7. The Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild have had some entertaining contests through six games. The Golden Knights blew their 3-1 series cushion, and the Wild have stormed back to force a final, deciding contest. Momentum may be on the Wild's side, but what do the analytics reflect through six games?
The results didn't go their way, but the Golden Knights have controlled the last two games of the series. Vegas out-possessed the Wild by a 69.0% Corsi rating in Game 5 and 59.4% Corsi rating in Game 4 at five-on-five. That also helped them control production metrics, as the Knights posted expected goals for percentages of 64.0% and 55.0% but dropped both games. Those metrics were even more pronounced across all strengths, with the Golden Knights putting up a cumulative expected goals-for percentage of 64.8% through the last two games of the series.
Overall, the Knights have outplayed the Wild across all strengths in four games this series but haven't successfully secured the victory thanks to the above-average play from Cam Talbot. In the Wild's three victories this series, Talbot has posted two shutouts and a cumulative 98.1% save percentage by stopping 103 of 105 shots. However, Talbot has posted an 88.1% save percentage in the three losses, allowing 10 goals through those three games. It's been all or nothing performances from Talbot, and replicating the performances from his last couple of outings is going to be a tall task.
Home ice could be the x-factor that swings this game even further in favor of the Knights. Through three games, Vegas has out-shot the Wild 110-79 and out-chanced them in scoring chances 98-72 and high-danger chances 36-29. In total, those valiant efforts should have resulted in more than one victory on home ice so far. Vegas has an expected goals-for percentage of 58.1% so far this postseason, clearly illustrating their dominance over the Wild so far.
Inexperience could factor in, as most players on the Knights' roster have been in Game 7s before while the Wild are low on playoff experience. We're betting that Vegas is moving on to the second round.
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