Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 6/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+230) Golden Knights (-260)
Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) are headed to T-Mobile Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2). The Canadiens open this game at +230 while the Golden Knights are priced at -260. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over the Jets in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 64 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 30 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 68.1%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 66.7% and their PDO was 90.2 for this game. Montreal accumulated 6 penalty mins for this contest. The Canadiens had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick against was 21, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 69.1%. They earned 24 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 26 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to score 1 goal. For the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 42 shots they attempted.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 172 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have come away with 37 goals in those chances. The Canadiens have had 1,579 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .896. Montreal has taken 1,746 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.1%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 128 goals while scoring 129 themselves. Montreal is sitting with 151 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 19.21%. For the current campaign, they have earned 59 points and their points percentage sits at .527. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 158 goals (17th in pro hockey) this year and have conceded 165.
The man in net for this game is Jake Allen. Opponents have tallied 748 goals against Allen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.52. Allen has been in goal for 318 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 17,809 minutes guarding the cage. He has amassed a win-loss mark of Career and he has gotten the start in 298 games. Over the course of his pro career, Allen has accrued 160 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .537. Allen has had 8,498 shot attempts against him and he has 7,750 saves.
In their last contest, Vegas squared up with the Avalanche in a matchup where the Golden Knights notched a win by a final of 6-3. They had 1 power play attempt in this contest but didn't score a goal. The Golden Knights recorded 6 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 121 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 31.4%. Vegas earned a 41.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Avalanche having a 40 Fenwick.
The Golden Knights have racked up 159 goals at even strength and 31 goals (18th in the NHL) while on the power play. Vegas has attempted 1,829 shots (4th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the opposition 1,527 shots. So far this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched a total of 190 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .732. They have a total of 174 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 17.82%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 86.81% on their opponents 144 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 92.0%. They have permitted 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury defending the goal. Fleury has earned a career mark of Career and has been in net for 883 games. Fleury's quality start percentage sits at 55.4% and he has earned 403 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has racked up 22,827 saves out of 24,996 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has allowed 2,169 goals overall. He has been a starter 727 games and has played 51,104 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-260)
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