The Montreal Canadiens are on the verge of returning to the Stanley Cup Finals in almost 30 years. Their recent performance has had everyone on edge, since it hasn’t been a steady flow for them, but somehow, have been able to maintain themselves alive up until this point.
On the other side of the ice, the Vegas Golden Knights is one of the newer faces in the league that has made quite the impact, making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first season. They are a solid team, though right now they are very close to being eliminated. Game 6 shifts back to Canada with only two ways for this to go.
Can Vegas get a win on the road and extend to Game 7 and have the home crowd behind them? Or will the Canadiens get the win and make an appearance in the Finals after 30 years? 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 6 Information
- When: Thursday, June 24th, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- TV: USA, CBC, SN, TVAS
- Radio: TSN 690 Montreal (Canadiens) // FOX Sports 98.9 FM (Vegas)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights (-147) / OU: 5.0
Why Bet on the Vegas Golden Knights?
If there’s one error that the Golden Knights are committing is playing so much around the perimeter. They are getting killed in the goals against due to the poor strategy and planning. As of now, there have been seven of eleven goals scored against Vegas that have been done by the defense. That’s saying a lot. They also are having lots of difficulties with the power play. Just in this series, they are currently 0-13.
Their stats are indicating they are averaging 2.83 goals scored per game, allowing 2.39 goals scored against. As we previously mentioned, their pwer play has been power, so much that their current rate effectiveness is 9.8%. But when it comes to the penalty kill, they are rating 72.2%. If they can somehow get their power play to work, it could definitely shift the tide a bit, at least to win tonight and extend the series.
Why Bet on the Montreal Canadiens?
Nobody really thought the Habs were going to still be here. But here we are, with them just a game away to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals in almost 30 years. The last time they got their, back during the 1992-93 season, they won it. Actually, they are the franchise with most Stanley Cup Championship wins. Bet you didn’t know that fun fact.
Now they have a home crowd behind them tonight, hoping they bring their A-game, which they have. Not depending so much on Price has brought them a lot of benefits and opportunities to get scoring, plus bringing a needed wall from the defensive line. Right now, the are scoring an average of 2.50 goals per game, with an average of goals scored against of 2.19. Their penalty kill has been supreme, currently rating at 93.2% effectiveness. As for their power play, they’re rating at 20.0%.
Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Betting Trends
- The Golden Knights are 6-3 SU in the last 9 games.
- The Golden Knights are 2-7 SU in the last 9 games against Montreal.
- The totals went under in 5 of Vegas’ last 7 games on the road.
- The Canadiens are 10-2 SU in the last 12 games.
- The Canadiens are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games at home.
- The Canadiens are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games when playing at home against Vegas.
Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Expert Betting Predictions
It seems that everything keeps pointing at Vegas as the favorite to win. The odds haven’t changed much compared to previous games. Despite them being very close to being eliminated, they are a great team and it wouldn’t weird to see a comeback from them in Game 6. But we’ve seen an interesting story from the Habs, coming back from a deficit, then sweeping a series with ease. They are such a wild card right now. We’ll see if having the home crowd behind tonight makes a difference.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.