Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild Game 4 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 21, 2021

It could be the Wild’s final home game of the season on Saturday night when they host the Golden Knights in Game 4 of their West Division playoff series.

Vegas
40-14-0-2
AT
May 22, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota
35-16-4-1
Puckline -1.5 +209
Moneyline -116
Over / Under o +5.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

Puckline +1.5 -252
Moneyline -104
Over / Under u +5.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

The Knights are favoured on the NHL odds to take a 3-1 lead.

Golden Knights vs. Wild Stanley Cup Odds

A lot of betting action was on the under 5.5 goals for Game 3 considering the first two games in this series, which were split in Vegas, saw five combined goals. Vegas scored that many alone on Thursday in a minor 5-2 upset. The Knights opened as moneyline favourites but closed as short underdogs.

On the puckline for Game 4, Vegas is +210 at -1.5 goals, while Minnesota is -254 at +1.5. On the total of 5.5 goals, the under is slight favourite. On the regulation time moneyline, the Knights are +150, Wild +135 and a draw at +310.

On the series line, Vegas is -401 and Minnesota +271. The Knights winning in five is a +201 leader, barely ahead of Knights in six (+217). The Wild winning the next four and taking the series in six is a +800 long shot.

The road team is 5-2 in the past seven meetings. The under is 5-2 in those.

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas was down 2-0 on Thursday entering the second period but scored three times in that period and then twice late in the third. Former Ottawa Senator Mark Stone had two goals and was the No. 1 star. He got the comeback started at 8:39 of the second. Reilly Smith had the eventual game-winner at 17:33 of the second. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed two goals or fewer for a career-high 12th straight game and only had to face 16 shots.

Regular-season leading goal scorer Max Pacioretty sat out again with an undisclosed injury. Like in every game this series, he’s day-to-day. Thursday was the fourth time in the Knights’ short franchise history they erased a multi-goal deficit to win a playoff game. The other three happened in the 2020 post-season. Vegas has an all-time series record of 3-1 when leading 2-1 in a best-of-7. It is 14-3 in its past 17 Saturday games.

Minnesota Wild

This writer predicted a 3-2 Wild win in Game 2 and sure felt confident after that first period. It looked like the Wild took a 3-0 lead in the first but Knights coach Pete DeBoer challenged that third goal as offsides, and the challenge that was upheld. Ryan Hartman (first of playoffs) and Joel Eriksson Ek (second) scored for Minnesota in the first period, but Cam Talbot allowed three goals within nine minutes in the second and all the momentum turned to Vegas. Talbot was officially charged with four goals allowed (fifth was an empty-netter) on 39 shots.

Needless to say, the Wild aren’t beating anyone with 16 shots on goal as they had Thursday. They did kill off all five Vegas power plays but were 0-for-2 with the man advantage. Minnesota is 6-2 in its past eight following a home loss of at least three goals. The Wild ended the regular season as one of three teams in the NHL to have avoided a three-game losing streak all year.

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