Golden Knights vs. Canadiens NHL Playoffs Odds and Game 3 Pick – June 18th, 2021
The first two games in Vegas went half and half. The Golden Knight won Game 1 with ease, while the Canadiens took Game 2 by one goal. So, many are starting to doubt the top favorites to win the Stanley Cup right now. With the playoffs series even, we head into Game 3, which will be played in Montreal.
Can Vegas get a win on the road and apply the needed pressure? Or will the Canadiens get back on the road of wins where they were recently?. Let’s dive into the latest expert preview for the Golden Knights vs. Canadiens, 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!
Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Game 3 Information
- When: Friday, June 16th, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- TV: USA, CBC, 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 Vegas Golden Knights?
Game 1 was an ease for the Golden Knights, winning 4-1. But in Game 2, we saw a struggling Vegas squad, who was very close to tie the game, but come up short. They were losing 2-0 in the first period. This proves that starting off with the wrong foot has cost them a lot and it becomes hard to regain the lead.
They need to improve on their power play. They have converted one of every seven chances just in this series alone. Overall, the power play chances stand at 4-28. With the Habs, they are 0-6 so far. I wouldn’t count out the Golden Knights just yet, as we’ve seen in previous rounds, they are able to make a comeback at the right time. This could be another one of those cases.
Why Bet on the Montreal Canadiens?
If you saw Game 2, the Habs outplayed the Golden Knights. For many, it’s been odd to see teams like the Canadiens so far, after having a not so good regular season. Many even say the division they’re in isn’t that competitive, but if there’s something we’ve seen from Montreal, they’ve been going upwards in the playoffs. They might not have the same power as many teams, but it’s been enough to win two series so far.
With the return of Jeff Petry in the lineup, he gets paired alongside partner Joel Edmunson, bringing a great wall of defense against Vegas. Combined, they’ve played over 80% of the total minutes during the postseason. They also have obtained 70.4% of the expected goal rate. Alongside Carey Price, it’s a tough line to take down. This might be the catalyst that takes the Knights down.
Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Betting Trends
- The Golden Knights are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The Golden Knights are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Montreal.
- The totals went under in 4 of Vegas’ last 5 games on the road.
- The Canadiens are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
- The Canadiens are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
- The totals went under in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games at home.
Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Expert Betting Predictions
The odds are leaning towards the Golden Knights for this one. Their roster and stats are better than the Habs. But their recent showed a shaky side to them. With the Canadiens having made comeback from score that many thought would be hard, on the contrary, it’s been a boost for them, especially since they weren’t very favored to begin with. It’s going to be a tight game. No doubt.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.