Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/5/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
The Vegas Golden Knights (37-19-6) will compete against the Montreal Canadiens (26-32-4) at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday.
The Montreal Canadiens will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 loss against the Ducks in their previous game. The Canadiens had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 28 shots they launched. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. Montreal had 6 penalty minutes for this contest.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 211 power play opportunities (8th in professional hockey) and have a total of 55 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens so far have had 2,091 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .894. Montreal has taken 1,726 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 166 goals while getting 135 of their own. Montreal has tallied 188 power play chances and they have scored 31 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 16.49%. For the current season, they have scored 56 points and their points percentage comes in at .452. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 166 goals (27th in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 221.
The man in net for this game is Sam Montembeault. Opponents have been able to score 279 goals versus Montembeault in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 3.46. Montembeault has been involved in 90 contests during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .896 for his 4,834 mins in the crease. He has earned an overall record of 29-39-11 and he has gotten the start in 76 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Montembeault has 34 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .447. Montembeault has seen 2,686 shot attempts against him and has gathered 2,407 total saves.
Their last time out, Vegas faced off against the Devils in a game where the Golden Knights got the tie by a score of 3-3. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Golden Knights converted 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they took.
On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 195 goals, 80 points, as well as a points percentage of .645. They have granted a total of 171 goals to be scored by way of 140 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights have racked up 163 goals at even strength and 32 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 155 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.65%. Vegas has attempted 2,012 shots (11th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.69%, while allowing the other team 1,900 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.19% on their oppositions 149 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Adin Hill in net. The opposition is averaging 2.67 goals/game and he has yielded 240 goals overall. Hill's quality start rate comes out to 52.9% and he has 46 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 87 games and has been on the ice for 5,393 minutes. Hill is the owner of a lifetime mark of 45-38-6 and has played in 100 games. He has recorded 2,419 saves out of 2,659 shots tried, giving him a rate of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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