Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canadiens vs. Golden Knights NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(24-21-11) (8-3) Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) (8-5)
Date: Monday, June 14th, 2021
Time: 9:00pm ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena in Vegas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens +230 Golden Knights -260
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canadiens +1.5 -125 Golden Knights -1.5 +105
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Monday night will bring us game 1 of the conference final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens. The two teams have not played all season thanks to the division format, so this should be a very interesting series!
Vegas Golden Knights
For the third time in the Vegas Golden Knights’ short history, they are headed to the conference finals. They got to this point on the backs of excellent play from their top six, and elite goaltending from one Marc-Andre Fleury, who Vegas was looking to trade just last off season.
The Golden Knights had to battle for seven games in the first round against the Minnesota Wild, then they knocked off the president trophy winning Colorado Avalanche in six games.
Their top scorers so far in these play-offs are William Karlsson Jonathan Marchessault. Two pleasant surprises given that Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty lead the team in the regular season.
Pacioretty missed the first four games of the play-offs with an undisclosed injury, and he will be playing against the team he used to captain. Vegas will be looking for him to play a big role in this series, so we’ll see if the veteran forward is up to it.
The Montreal Canadiens have made their way into the third round for the first time since 2014. The Habs were the 4th place team in the Scotia North division, and benefited greatly from the modified division format. The team finished 18th over all, but that doesn’t matter anymore.
Montreal battled their way back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Toronto Maple Leafs, to win a decisive game seven. Then they faced off against the Winnipeg Jets and swept the series 4-0. Carey Price was a key part of both those series, but the Habs defence has gone under appreciated.
Ben Chiarot, and Shea Weber are two key defensemen, especially if Jeff Petry will not start the series. No news yet on if the veteran defenceman will be in the line-up to start the series after he missed game 4 against Winnipeg.
At the other end of the ice, Montreal continues to get performances from all across their line-up. Tyler Toffoli is their leading scorer with 4 goals and 10 assists, but the Habs consistently roll four lines. Toronto and Winnipeg were unable to handle the team, we’ll see if Vegas can do better.
NHL Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal’s last 9 games.
- Montreal are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
- Montreal are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Vegas.
- Montreal are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
- Vegas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’ last 5 games against Montreal.
- Vegas are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
- Vegas are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games this season.
Free Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Prediction:
These teams have not played each other in well over a year, so there is an element of unpredictability, but the regular season record suggests that Vegas is the better team. With that said, there’s no way I’m betting on them straight up when the odds sit at -260. I’ll be taking the under on this game since Fleury and Price are two all time great goaltenders, and Montreal plays a very tight defensive game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5 -120
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