Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 5 Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 24, 2021

Marc-Andre Fleury, Golden Knights, 2021

The Golden Knights look to punch their ticket to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as they return home to host the Wild in Game 5 leading the series 3-1.

Minnesota
35-16-4-1
AT
May 24, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
T-Mobile Arena
Vegas
40-14-0-2
Puckline +1.5 -158
Moneyline +158
Over / Under o +5.5

14%

Betting Action

86%

Puckline -1.5 +132
Moneyline -190
Over / Under u +5.5

14%

Betting Action

86%

The Knights are favoured on the NHL odds to finish things off with a total of 5.5 goals.

Wild vs. Golden Knights Betting Analysis

On the puckline for Game 5, the Knights are +152 at -1.5 goals and the Wild are -182 at +1.5. The under 5.5 goals is a -136 favourite. Vegas is -156 to score first and Minnesota +112.

Up 3-1, Vegas is a massive -5000 series favourite with Minnesota at +1000. That it does end in Game 5 is a -171 favourite and that the Wild come back to win in seven is +1200. Not many teams in NHL history have rallied from a 3-1 series deficit.

The turning point of this series was probably in Game 3 when the Wild’s Joel Eriksson Ek scored what appeared to be his second goal of the game. It would have given Minnesota a 3-0 lead, but it was overturned and Vegas would eventually prevail 5-2. The Wild have totaled just four goals in the series.

The road team is 4-1 in the past five in this series. The under is 4-1 in those five.

Minnesota Wild

You can’t win if you don’t score and Minnesota didn’t in a 4-0 home loss Saturday to fall down 3-1 in the series. Actually, Joel Eriksson Ek tied the game 1-1, but that goal was overturned when Vegas coach Peter DeBoer challenged due to goaltender interference and won the challenge. Game 4 was the first in this series where Minnesota never led. The Wild did outshoot the Knights 24-9 margin over the final two periods and 35-18 overall. That’s the largest shots advantage Minnesota has enjoyed in this series.

Cam Talbot stopped just 14 of 17 shots – the last Vegas goal was an empty-netter. Winger Marcus Johansson was out for Game 4 after breaking his arm in Game 3. He was minus-1 in this series and hadn’t scored. The Wild are 1-5 in their past six as underdogs.

Vegas Golden Knights

Marc-Andre Fleury has been sensational in this series and the future Hall of Famer’s 35 saves in Game tied a career high for saves in a playoff shutout. It was Fleury’s 16th career playoff shutout, tying Curtis Joseph for third place on the NHL’s all-time list. Martin Brodeur leads with 24 and Patrick Roy is second with 23. Fleury also became the fifth goaltender in NHL history to appear in at least 150 playoff games, joining Roy (247), Brodeur (205), Ed Belfour (161) and Grant Fuhr (150). Finally, Fleury has allowed two or fewer goals in a career-high 14 straight games.

Fleury was the No. 2 star in Game 4; Mark Stone was the No. 1 with his third goal of this series, coming short-handed at 13:41 of the second and giving Vegas a 3-0 lead. Nicolas Roy had two goals (one an empty-netter) and Alex Tuch the other. Vegas has been without regular-season top goal scorer Max Pacioretty this entire series and his status remains unclear. Vegas is 12-4 in its past 16 Monday games.

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