Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild Vegas Lines & NHL Expert Predictions


Vegas Golden Knight
Vegas Golden Knight
39-24-8 (17-13-4 V)
8:00 pm ET, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
35-27-7 (19-11-5 H)
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, FS Wisconsin, FS North
Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild Vegas Lines & NHL Expert Predictions

Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
03/12
5:08p
81
82
Vegas
Minnesota
-129/+109
6u-115
-120/+100
5½o-120
-115/+104
5½o-114
88% -120/+100
5½o-120

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild Match Preview

The Minnesota Wild sit just outside playoff position in the Western Conference but a difficult three-game stretch - beginning Thursday against the visiting Vegas Golden Knights - could make it tough to break through. An 8-3-0 run has elevated Minnesota to within one point of a wild-card spot in the West, but games against first-place Vegas along with playoff-positioned Philadelphia and Nashville will add to the challenge.

"This way can prepare us for the playoffs just the same and make us really work for it," Wild defenseman Matt Dumba told the media about the schedule. "These games we’ve been playing against some other teams have been very competitive and tight checking, so it’s kind of playoff like. We have to get used to that, because if we do get in, we’re going to be in for a battle." The Golden Knights hold a narrow edge over Edmonton in the Pacific Division after completing a three-game road trip through Western Canada with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Oilers on Monday. "It’s huge. We’re getting down to crunch time here and everyone is jockeying for positions and playoffs and the standings,” Vegas defenseman Alec Martinez told reporters. The Golden Knights, who are 11-2-0 in their last 13 games, have discovered another scoring source as Shea Theodore - Martinez's partner on defense - has scored game-winners in two straight games, including in Sunday's 5-3 victory over division-rival Calgary.

The Vegas Golden Knights and the Minnesota Wild will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Xcel Energy Center.

Oddsmakers opened the Golden Knights as -130-moneyline favorites versus the Wild, while the game's total opened at 6.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -130 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Vegas won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Oilers on March 09. Bettors who backed the Golden Knights at -105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights

ABOUT THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS (39-24-8): Theodore has turned into a solid two-way player with 13 goals and 46 points - both career highs - and has formed an effective tandem with the newly acquired Martinez. Jonathan Marchessault (47 points) scored the tying goal - his 22nd of the season - and assisted on Theodore's winner Monday while playing a healthy 19 minutes, 55 seconds. Reilly Smith assisted on Marchessault's goal, and has 27 goals and 54 points this season.

ABOUT THE WILD (35-27-7): Eric Staal returned to practice Tuesday and will play Thursday after missing three games because of a death in the family. Kevin Fiala scored twice Sunday and has seven of his 23 goals and 14 of his team-high 54 points in the last eight contests. Zach Parise paces the club with 25 goals but hasn't scored one in two games since tallying in four straight.

 

8:00 PM ET W/L ATS Money H A O/U
Vegas 39-24-6-2 30-41 -498 22-11-3-1 17-13-3-1 33-34
Minnesota 35-27-4-3 36-33 -272 19-11-2-3 16-16-2-0 32-32

 

Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Stats

Team Record Money Offense Defense Fave Dog O/U
Vegas 39-24-8 -503.00 3.20 2.97 32-25 5-6 34-32-5
Minnesota 35-27-7 -23.00 3.19 3.19 19-11 13-21 33-31-5

Last 5 Games

Vegas Golden Knights

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Mar 9, 2020 EDM 3-2 W -105 48 24 1/2 0/0 Mikko Koskinen A
Mar 8, 2020 CAL 5-3 W -110 32 22 1/1 0/1 David Rittich A
Mar 6, 2020 WPG 0-4 L -130 29 24 0/1 0/2 Connor Hellebuyck A
Mar 3, 2020 NJ 3-0 W -310 32 27 0/1 3/3 MacKenzie Blackwood H
Mar 1, 2020 LA 1-4 L -350 43 17 1/4 0/2 Calvin Petersen H

Minnesota Wild

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Mar 8, 2020 ANA 5-4 W -135 30 26 2/3 4/4 Ryan Miller A
Mar 7, 2020 LA 3-7 L -145 28 35 0/3 4/4 Calvin Petersen A
Mar 5, 2020 SJ 3-2 W -135 27 42 0/1 2/3 Martin Jones A
Mar 3, 2020 NAS 3-1 W -130 33 38 0/7 4/5 Juuse Saros H
Mar 1, 2020 WAS 3-4 L 115 40 30 2/4 1/2 Braden Holtby H

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Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Fantasy Props Full List

Game Lines

Match
Moneyline Puck Line Total
Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+215) -120 O 5.5 (-120)
Minnesota Wild +1.5 (-260) EVEN U 5.5 (EVEN)
DRAW - - -
1st Period
Moneyline Puck Line Total
Vegas Golden Knights -0.5 (+170) -125 O 1.5 (-130)
Minnesota Wild +0.5 (-230) -105 U 1.5 (EVEN)
DRAW - - -
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3-Way Moneyline

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