Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 4/12/2024

The Minnesota Wild (37-31-10) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (42-28-8) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. Both the Wild and Golden Knights will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 37-31-10 and a record of 22-24 against Western Conference opponents. On the road, the Wild are 17-17-4, and in their last ten games, they have gone 4-6. They are currently in 6th place in the Central Division and 10th in the Western Conference.

As the underdog, Minnesota has gone 12-24-5 this season and has lost three straight games when not favored. In their last three games, the Wild have gone 1-2, and over their last five games, they are 2-3.

On the road this season, the Wild have a puck line record of 21-17, and their average scoring differential sits at -0.2 goals per game. So far, Minnesota has been the underdog in 41 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 24-17.

Overall, the Wild’s puck line record is at 40-38, and they have 25 wins by multiple goals. In their last 10 games, Minnesota’s puck line record is 4-6, and they have gone just 1-4 against the puck line in their previous five games.

In their most recent game, the Wild fell to the Avalanche on the road by a score of 5-2. On offense, the Wild scored two times in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. The team’s two goals were the result of a power play. Throughout the game, they managed to register 22 shots on goal and committed 2 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Minnesota not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 24-11-2, and they have won three straight games at home. In the Western Conference, Vegas is in 8th place and 4th in the Pacific Division. Overall, the Golden Knights have a record of 42-28-8.

As the favorite, Vegas has gone 28-18-4 this season, and they have been favored in 50 of their 78 games. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 6-4, but they have lost three straight games. In the West, Vegas is 27-19 against conference opponents.

At home, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 20-17 this season and an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far, they have been favored in 50 of their 78 games and have a puck line record of 18-32 when favored.

Overall, Vegas has 26 wins by multiple goals compared to just 16 wins by one goal. In their last 10 home games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5, and their average scoring margin at home is +.8 goals per game.

The Golden Knights aim to bounce back following their 5-1 loss on the road to the Oilers. In the first and second periods, the Golden Knights couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. During the game, Vegas’ offense recorded 18 shots on goal and netted their one goal while being a player down.

Entering the game as the underdog, Vegas not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Wild come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 20th position in the league. Minnesota’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Wild’s stands at 37-37-4. They have had 42 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Golden Knights Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 16th in the league. The Vegas offense is ranked 19th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 9th in the NHL.

The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 38-40-0. Over the season, there have been 42 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.2 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Minnesota. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Vegas Team Defense

The Golden Knights defense is currently 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 3 shutouts.

Wild vs Golden Knights Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Vegas has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Wild have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 6-4.

Wild vs Golden Knights Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Wild to take down the Golden Knights on the road. With the moneyline currently at +140, I’m placing my bet on the Wild straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Wild winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Wild straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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