Wild vs. Golden Knights NHL Prediction

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The first round of the NHL playoffs continues on Saturday, including the Game 1 matchup between the Wild and Golden Knights in the West Division at 3:00 p.m. ET. With Vegas listed as a large moneyline favorite and the total sitting at 5.5 goals, what’s the best play?

Game Snapshot

067 Minnesota Wild (+155) at 068 Vegas Golden Knights (-175); o/u 5.5

3:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 16, 2021

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Minnesota Wild DFS Spin

Cam Talbot will play between the pipes in Game 1 on Sunday. Talbot posted a 19-8-5 record, 2.63 GAA, and .915 save percentage in 33 contests in 2020-21. He ended the regular season on a bit of a rough note, allowing three or more goals in each of his last six games.

Vegas Golden Knights DFS Spin

Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) didn't take part in Saturday's practice. Pacioretty also missed Friday's practice, though that skate was termed as "semi-optional" by coach Peter DeBoer. The bench boss termed Pacioretty as a game-time decision for the playoff opener.

Wild vs. Golden Knights Prediction

The Wild are 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the underdog has cashed in four of the last five meetings. The Wild are also 11-5 in their last 16 games overall, are 9-4 in their last 13 games coming off a loss of three or more goals and are 11-5 in their last 16 games after allowing five goals or more in their previous contest.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: MINNESOTA WILD +155

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