Vegas Golden Knights at Minnesota Wild 3/21/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The Vegas Golden Knights look for their third consecutive victory when visiting the Minnesota Wild on Monday. Vegas is fourth in the Pacific Division at 34-26-4 with 72 points. The Golden Knights are eighth in the Western Conference standings, two points behind the seventh-place Edmonton Oilers. Vegas defeated the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 for their second consecutive win.
Jonathan Marchessault is leading Vegas in goals scored with 25 and in points with 48, while Chandler Stephenson is the leader in assists with 31. In goal, Laurent Brossoit is 10-9-3 with goals against average of 2.90, save percentage of .895 and one shutout. Vegas scores an average of 3.14 goals per game and allows an average of 3.02 goals per game. The Vegas power play scores 18.7% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 78.7% of the time.
Minnesota looks for its third straight victory on Monday when hosting the Vegas Golden Knights. Minnesota is third in the Central Division at 36-20-4 with 76 points. The Wild are one point behind the second place St Louis Blues. In the Western Conference standings, Minnesota is fourth. Minnesota defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday. The Wild defeated Chicago in each of the four games they played head-to-head this season.
Kirill Kaprizov is leading Minnesota in goals scored with 32, assists with 44 and points with 76. In goal, Cam Talbot is 24-12-1 with a goals-against average of 2.92, save percentage of .907 and one shutout. Minnesota scores an average of 3.67 goals per game and allows an average of 3.20 goals per game. Minnesota's power play scores 19.8% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 76.0% of the time.
Minnesota will pick up a victory on its home ice against Vegas on Monday, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in each of the Golden Knights last five and in 33 of Minnesota's last 52. Minnesota has seen the OVER cash in 20 of the last 27 played at home. Minnesota is scoring an average of 3.67 goals per game and giving up plenty of goals as well, allowing an average of 3.20 goals per game. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Wild wins but our best play is OVER 5-3.