Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Tips 10/31/2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (8-5-0, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the Montreal Canadiens (5-4-2, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Canadiens priced at +131 and the Golden Knights are at -145. The O/U has been set at 6. The Canadiens cover 40.0% of the time, having gone 4-6 SU. Vegas is covering 54.6% of the time, going 6-5 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens head into this game holding a record of 5 wins and 4 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 40 goals which is 7th in the conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +5, which is good for 11th in the league. The Canadiens have compiled a total of 12 pts, which is 19th in the league and 10th in the conference. When discussing shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 378 which is 10th in the East and 17th in the league. As a group, Montreal has racked up a total of 203 hits which means they are averaging 18.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 116 blocks for the season. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has been on the ice a total of 543 mins protecting the net this year. Price is giving up an average of 2.76 goals against average which has him placed 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 25th in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 25 goals. He holds a save % of .907 which has him placed 16th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Montreal Canadiens had a good night with a 5 - 2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their previous game. The Canadiens had a good offensive performance in this win. In this outing, they converted 5 of the 38 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those chances. Montreal had a total of 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 51 and the Corsi against was 43 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 54.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.9%. They earned 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 36.1% and they had a PDO of 106.0 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a total of 31 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 1 power play attempt.
The Golden Knights are the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 8 wins and 5 losses. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 5th in the Western Conference and 12th in the league with +4. They have earned a total of 40 goals for the season which is good for 3rd in the Western Conference. Vegas has a save percentage as a team of .915 which currently has them sitting 10th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.7% putting them at 9th in the Western Conference. In goal for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having an average campaign by giving up 2.30 goals against average and that places him 4th in the West and 9th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 680 mins he has been on the ice, he's given up 26 goals. His save percentage is .928, which has him placed 4th in the West and 7th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Vegas Golden Knights faced the Anaheim Ducks in an outing where the Golden Knights earned a victory by a final score of 5 - 2. For this game, Vegas had a 68.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 60 and their opponent having a Corsi of 28. They had a Fenwick percentage of 69.2% by earning a Fenwick of 45 and the Ducks finishing with a 20 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 94.6 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.7%. The Golden Knights notched 5 goals out of the 49 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and scored 2 out of those chances. In discussing their opponent, the Ducks had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to take advantage of it. Vegas gave way to 15 shots on goal and the Ducks had a total of 8 minutes in the box.
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Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-145)
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