- The Vegas Golden Knights have gone 6-8 against the Minnesota Wild overall this season.
- The Vegas Golden Knights are favored to win Game 7 with -180 odds.
LAS VEGAS — NHL bettors are in for a roller coaster ride to finish off Round 1 of the playoffs between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Minnesota Wild as they have taken the series to Game 7.
🚨 GAME 7 TONIGHT 🚨
— NHL (@NHL) May 28, 2021
Vegas Golden Knights Vs. Minnesota Wild Odds
Moneyline: Golden Knights (-180) vs. Minnesota Wild (+160)
Spread: Golden Knights -1.5
Total: 5 Goals
Going into moneyline odds for the game, it is the Vegas Golden Knights who are seen as the favorites at legal online sportsbooks being that they finished five games ahead of the Minnesota Wild in the regular season; however, bettors should not be so quick to jump on their odds to win just yet.
Although Vegas finished ahead of them in the regular season, the Minnesota Wild won the season series against them winning five games while the Golden Knights won just three.
That alone should let bettors know that they definitely have the Golden Knights number in head-to-head matchups.
Getting into some trends on the moneyline, the Wild have gone both 9-4 in their last 13 games when coming off of a win and also when coming off of a one-day resting period. However, they are 2-5 in their last seven games overall.
The Golden Knights, on the other hand, are 7-1 in their last eight games played on a Friday and are 8-0 in their last eight games when losing by three of more goals in the game prior. With that, the Golden Knights could be in line to back up their NHL odds in Game 7.
Vegas Golden Knights Vs. Minnesota Wild Point Spread
Looking at the point spread here, it is favored towards the Golden Knights being that they are the favorites to win the game. Going back to their eight regular-season matchups with one another, the 1.5-point spread for either team was covered just two times as six games were decided by a 1-point margin.
However, looking at their six playoff matchups thus far, five of them have been decided by 2 or more goals. Backing up the Golden Knight’s odds though, even more, is that in their three wins in the series, they have also won all three by two or more.
That said, bettors can lean their way on the point spread.
Vegas Golden Knights Vs. Minnesota Wild Game Total
The game total here going into the game is set just right at 5 goals as in 8 of the 14 games that they have played this season, they have either pushed or hit the Over.
Looking at the Minnesota Wild and how they have done with the game total, the Over has hit in 11 of their last 16 games. As for Vegas, the Over has hit in seven of their last nine games played on a Friday.
Getting into the game total trends for their previous matchups with each other, all signs are pointing towards the Under. The Under has gone 5-2 in their last seven meetings with each other and has also gone 4-1 when facing off in Vegas. Being that the Under has gone 4-2 in the series though, bettors could look for this game to be a close but low-scoring outing.
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