Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+225) Canadiens (+160)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights are headed to Bell Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Montreal Canadiens. The Golden Knights open this matchup at +225 while the Canadiens are coming in at +160. The total opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win over the Senators in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was sitting at 63 and the Corsi against was 58 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 52.1%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 45.5% and their PDO was 111.4 in this one. Vegas had 2 mins in the box for this contest. The Golden Knights had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 49 and the Fenwick against finished at 46, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 51.6%. They amassed 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. In addition, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to make the most of that try. In the game, they netted 5 of the 39 shots they tried.
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Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 25 goals (22nd in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 31. For the season, they have 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Vegas has tallied 19 power play chances and they have notched 0 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 0.00%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 27 goals while earning 25 of their own. Vegas has taken 336 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.4%. The Golden Knights have had 346 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 21 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) and have a total of 4 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Robin Lehner. Over the course of his career, Lehner has compiled 175 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .565. His save percentage is .918 for his 18,555 mins played. Lehner has seen 10,137 shots taken against him and has accrued 9,303 total saves. Opponents have racked up 834 goals against Lehner in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. He has compiled a mark of 133-129-47 and he was named the starter in 310 games. Lehner has been in goal for 329 contests over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Montreal faced off against the Islanders in a game where the Canadiens ended up losing by a tally of 6-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and recorded 1 goal out of those chances. The Canadiens notched 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 79 and their percentage of oZS was 60.6%. Montreal wrapped up this game with a 62.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.8% by compiling a Fenwick of 40 and the Islanders having a 33 Fenwick at even strength.
The Canadiens have accumulated 19 goals at even strength and 5 goals (25th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has attempted 349 shots (4th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 6.88%, while allowing the other team 368 shots. So far this year, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 24 goals, 6 points, and a points percentage of .250. They have recorded 40 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 12.50%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 68.89% on their oppositions 45 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.1%. They have allowed 40 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jake Allen defending the net. He has tallied 8,015 saves out of 8,791 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .912. Allen has earned a career record of 162-113-31 and has been in net for 328 games. He has started in 308 games and has been on the ice for 18,384 minutes. Allen's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.2% and he has accumulated 164 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.53 goals/game and he has surrendered 776 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+160)
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