Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/5/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-192) Canadiens (+158)
The Montreal Canadiens (5-5-1) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (10-2-0) at Bell Centre on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Vegas at -192 and Montreal is at +158. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win against the Senators their last time on the ice. Vegas garnered 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. Furthermore, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they scored on 5 out of the 32 shots they tried.
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At even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 17 goals while scoring 32 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have recorded 28 power play opportunities (30th in the league) and have come away with 6 goals in those chances. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 40 goals (7th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 23. Vegas has attempted 403 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.9%. For the current campaign, they have scored 20 points and their points percentage sits at .833. The Golden Knights have seen 357 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .936. Vegas has tallied 38 power play opportunities and they have added 8 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 21.05%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Logan Thompson. Thompson has played in 28 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 16-7-3 and he was named the starter in 25 games. Opponents have racked up 65 goals against Thompson in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. Thompson has had 812 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 747 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .920 for his 1,583 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his time in hockey, Thompson has 16 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .640.
When they were on the ice last, Montreal played the Jets in an outing where the Canadiens took the defeat by a final score of 3-2. The Canadiens scored 2 goals of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Montreal has tried 320 shots (22nd in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing the other team 359 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.56% on their oppositions 36 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have earned 31 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 12.90%. The Canadiens have 26 goals at even strength and 4 goals (30th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 34 goals to be scored by way of 27 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Montreal Canadiens have 30 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .500.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jake Allen patrolling the crease. Allen has a career record of 171-130-35 and has participated in 360 contests. Allen's quality start percentage comes out to 53.5% and he has 182 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 8,963 stops out of the 9,838 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .911. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has yielded 875 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 340 games and has been on the ice for 20,174 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (+158) and under 6 goals
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