Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Golden Knights vs. Canadiens NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis (Game 6)
(40-14-2) (2-3) Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) (3-2)
Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm ET
Venue: Bell Centre in Montreal
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens +125 Golden Knights -135
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canadiens +1.5 -220 Golden Knights -1.5 +180
NHL Betting Total: 5
Thursday night will bring us game six of the conference final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens. Vegas is on the verge of elimination, and Montreal will be very eager to end the series without having to travel back to the desert.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights will be heading back to Montreal where they will face elimination. Vegas’ forward scoring has completely dried up in this conference final, and they are starting to look very nervous on the ice.
Chandler Stephenson is back at his spot at first line centre, which is good news for his line mates and the entire Vegas team, but it might not be enough. Only three goals have been scored by Vegas forwards in the entire series which is simply not good enough to win a series.
Pacioretty finally buried one in game five. We’ll see if that opens the floodgates for the other forwards, but I doubt it. The team simply does not look confident.
To add to that, we might have a goalie controversy on our hands. Fleury has played well, but Lehner was was fantastic in their last win, so he might get the start in game six.
The Montreal Canadiens are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals. That is not something I expected to say going into these play-offs, but here we are.
The Habs are getting contributions from their entire line up, perhaps most notably is the rookie phenom Cole Caufield. The 20 year old was playing college just a few months ago, and now he is leading his team in expected goals, meaning he is generating a ton of offence.
We are so far beyond the Habs team that placed 18th in the league this regular season. They have been able to shut down the offence of all three teams they have faced. They have not allowed a power play goal since the first round, and they have more shorthanded goals than power play goals against.
Carey Price has also been outstanding, but chalking up this teams success to just the goalie is inaccurate. The whole team has bought into the system that interim head coach Dominic Ducharme (Who isn’t even behind the bench right now because of a positive covid test) has laid out.
We’ll see if the Habs can close out game six, or if Vegas hangs on to force the series back to Nevada.
NHL Betting Trends
- Vegas are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
- Vegas are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against Montreal.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vegas’ last 7 games on the road.
- Montreal are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games.
- Montreal are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
- Montreal are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Vegas.
Free Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Prediction:
I’ve been wrong about the Canadiens from the very start of the play-offs, and after the last 3 games, I think it’s time I stop underestimating them. This team is for real. They might not have the star power, but they have proven that they can out work any team they come up against. I’m honestly surprised they are not the odds on favourites for this game. I have the Habs advancing to the Stanley Cup final after game 6.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal Canadiens Moneyline +125
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