Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-213) Canadiens (+170)
Bell Centre is the site where the Montreal Canadiens (7-7-2) will try to beat the Vegas Golden Knights (12-3-1) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Vegas at -213 while Montreal is at +170. The betting total is set at 7.
The Vegas Golden Knights will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 defeat to the Capitals in their previous game. Vegas recorded 24 minutes in the box for this matchup. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Golden Knights could have played much better offensively in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they went scoreless on the 35 shots they attempted.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 50 power play opportunities (15th in hockey) and have notched 7 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights thus far have had 478 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .927. Vegas has taken 492 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.2%. When at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 28 goals while notching 44 on offense. Vegas skates onto the rink with 51 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 21.57%. For the season, the have a total of 25 points and their points percentage sits at .781. Regarding scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 55 goals (3rd in pro hockey) on the season and have given up 35.
The man protecting the net in this game is Adin Hill. The opposition has been able to score 258 goals versus Hill in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Hill has played in 110 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 5,999 mins played. He has a record of 52-40-7 and he has gotten the start in 97 games. Over the course of his career, Hill is sitting with 54 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .557. Hill has seen 2,955 shots taken against him and has gathered 2,697 total saves.
In their last contest, Montreal went up against the Flames in a matchup where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a final of 2-1. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Canadiens recorded 1 goal out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued.
So far this year, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 44 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 53 goals to be scored by of a combination of 38 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have accumulated 30 goals at even strength and 14 goals (8th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 65 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.54%. Montreal has taken 478 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.21%, while allowing the other team 542 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 77.27% on their oppositions 66 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.2%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jake Allen protecting the net. Allen has earned a career mark of 186-153-39 and has played in 402 games. Allen's percentage of quality starts sits at 53.3% and he has earned 203 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 10,171 stops out of 11,192 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .909. Opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,021 goals in total. He has been a starter 381 games and has been on the ice for 22,588 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-213)
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