Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 6/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-130) Canadiens (+110)
Bell Centre is the venue where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) on Thursday in Game 6 of their series. Montreal leads 3-2. The odds on this contest have the Golden Knights coming in at -130 and the Canadiens are at +110. The over/under opens at 5.
The Golden Knights had a rough game after their 4-1 defeat against the Canadiens in Game 5. The Golden Knights didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 27 shots they tried. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Vegas accrued 4 mins in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 49 and the Corsi against was 35 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 58.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 53.3%. They garnered 30 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 73.5% and their PDO was 91.1 in this one.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 144 power play tries (27th in the league) and have racked up 19 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 1,527 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .920. Vegas has taken 1,829 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.4%. When at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 103 goals while scoring 159 of their own. Vegas has tallied 174 power play chances and they have notched 31 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 17.82%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 82 points and their points % is .732. With regard to scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 190 goals (3rd in the NHL) this season and have given up 122.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Marc-Andre Fleury. The opposition has scored 2,169 goals versus Fleury in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. Fleury has been in net for 883 matchups throughout his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .913 during his 51,104 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated an overall record of Career and he has gotten the start in 727 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Fleury has 403 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .554. Fleury has had 24,996 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 22,827 total saves.
In their Game 5 win, Montreal had 2 power play chances in this one and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Canadiens recorded 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 109 and their percentage of oZS was 26.5%. Montreal wrapped up this game with a 41.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Montreal played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.7% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 32 Fenwick.
Over the course of the season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 158 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .527. They have allowed 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 128 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have accumulated 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals (22nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 151 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.21%. Montreal has put up 1,746 shots (7th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing the opposition 1,579 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.49% on their oppositions 172 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.6%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Carey Price in net. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has allowed 1,737 goals altogether. Price's quality start rate comes out to 57.4% and he has made 399 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 695 contests and has racked up 41,707 minutes. Price has earned a career record of Career and has been in net for 707 contests. He has accrued 19,174 saves out of 20,911 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (+110)
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