It’s another contested series, but this one is a big one. It’s for a ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals. And in this Canadiens vs. Golden Knights series, both teams have been giving their all, so much that the series will probably head to seven games. For tonight, we are headed back to Sin City to see who will take the lead heading into Game 6.
Can Vegas get a win at home and apply the needed pressure? Or will the Canadiens get the win and try to close it our in Canada?. Let’s dive into the latest expert preview for the Canadiens vs. Golden Knights, along with the latest NHL odds, betting trends and predictions. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds and lines out our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!
Canadiens vs. Golden Knights Game 5 Information
- When: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
- TV: NBCSN, SN, TVAS
- Radio: FOX Sports 98.9 FM (Vegas) // TSN 690 Montreal (Canadiens)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights (-164) / OU: 5.0
Why Bet on the Montreal Canadiens?
In Game 4, they played a very solid game plan that extended the game into overtime. Unfortunately, the Habs didn’t take advantage of this, losing 2-1. If we look back at their overall performance during the postseason, they started off making a comeback against the Maple Leafs and swept the Jets. So there has been an improvement, especially in the penalty kill. They’ve gone 26 for 26 in the last 11 games, scoring three shorthanded goals in the process. This is one of the main factors if they look to obtain a victory tonight.
As of now, they are averaging 2.40 goals scored per game, allowing 2.27 goals scored against. As we mentioned, the penalty kill for the Canadiens has been very successful, with an rate of 92.9% effectiveness. In the power play, they are averaging 18.4% in success rate. Along side those stats, we can not leave out Carey Price, who’s been a major contribution in the playoffs.
Why Bet on the Vegas Golden Knights?
There was a major change in the Vegas’ lineup and that was at the goalie position. Instead of using Marc-Andre Fleury, he used Robin Lehner, which he did a great performance. Part of the reason why Fleury was changed was due to him allowing three goals in consecutive starts and has played 15 of 16 postseason games so far. He needs a break and well deserved. And Lehner didn’t disappoint in this game, saving 27 of 28 shots.
Regarding their statistics, the Golden Knights are averaging 2.94 goals scored per game, allowing 2.29 goals scored against. As for their power play, they are lacking effectiveness from this area, with a 10.3% rate. As for the penalty kill, they are averaging 73.5%. They bring a tough defense and a good offensive line. If they hold it tight tonight, they might bring that needed pressure to Montreal.
Canadiens vs. Golden Knights Betting Trends
- The Canadiens are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
- The Canadiens are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
- The totals went over in 8 of Montreal’s last 12 games played on a Tuesday.
- The Golden Knights are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
- The Golden Knights are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
- The totals went under in 5 of Vegas’ last 7 games played on a Tuesday.
Canadiens vs. Golden Knights Expert Betting Predictions
This contest is getting heated. The Canadiens were a team that many didn’t give their hopes for. Their performance so far have been quite a comeback story, but not everything can be perfect. Although they have won on the road against Vegas, doesn’t guarantee a thing. For the Golden Knights, they need the support from the fans to give it all and take the series lead. It’s been quite an intriguing playoffs so far.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.