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How the public is betting Golden Knights vs. Wild first round NHL playoff series

The Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild Rangers face off in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down how the public is betting the series and Game 5.

NHL: MAY 13 Wild at Blues

The No. 2 Vegas Golden Knights and the No. 3 Minnesota Wild square off on Sunday, May 16th to open their seven-game series for Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner advances to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the winner of the Avalanche-Blues series. The Wild won five of the eight matchups between these two during the regular season.

Vegas has home ice advantage in this series, and is a -240 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the series. Although the Wild won the season series, the betting public is backing the second-seeded Golden Knights with 74% of bets and 82% of handle on Vegas to win the series. You can bet on the exact outcome of the series and the favorite is Vegas in five games at +350. That’s followed by Vegas in six (+400) and Vegas in seven (+450). All four Golden Knights victory outcomes have better odds than any Wild victory outcome.

Below is the Golden Knights-Wild series schedule. We’ll be updating with daily betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for each game in the series.

No. 2 Vegas Golden Knights win series 4-3 over No. 3 Minnesota Wild

Game 1: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (OT)
Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Wild 1
Game 3: Golden Knights 5, Wild 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 4, Wild 0
Game 5: Wild 4, Golden Knights 2
Game 6: Wild 3, Golden Knights 9
Game 7: Golden Knights 6, Wild 2

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