Canadiens vs Golden Knights NHL Odds, Picks & Predictions Jun 22
Vegas enters tonight’s crucial fifth game as a favorite under 250 at home. Montreal continues to be a huge underdog despite Carey Price’s hot play and the series tied 2-2. Find out who we like to take the lead in our Golden Knights vs Canadiens picks.
The Vegas Golden Knights welcome the Montreal Canadiens to T-Mobile Arena for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals on Tuesday night.
It has been a very close battle, with the series tied at 2-2 and the last two games in overtime. But the odds are anything but slim with the NHL betting lines opening with the Knights as massive -250 home favorites tonight.
Can the Habs once again beat the forecasts? We’re letting you know what we think of our top free Canadiens vs Golden Knights picks and picks for June 22, with the puck falling at 9 p.m. ET.
Canadiens vs Golden Knights Match Information
• Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
• Dated: Tuesday 22 June 2021
• Time: 9 p.m. ET
• TV: SN, NBCSN
Canadiens vs Golden Knights odds
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The Golden Knights opened -250 Sunday night at BetMGM Nevada, spent a few hours today at -255, then returned this afternoon to -250, where the silver line is at 6:45 p.m. ET. The number of tickets is almost dead, and 60% of the money is in Vegas for Game 5. The total is stable at 5 (Over -135) on a very close number of tickets, and although the money is 10/1 on the Over, the pot over the total is pretty low at this point.
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Canadiens vs Golden Knights Series Odds
Golden Knights: -305
Canadiens vs Golden Knights betting overview
Canadians: Tomas Tatar LW (Questionable), Jake Evans C (Questionable), Jonathan Drouin LW (Released).
Golden Knights: Chandler Stephenson C (Questionable).
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Betting trend to know
The Canadiens are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these teams. Check out more NHL betting trends for Canadiens vs. Golden Knights.
Choice of silver line
The Golden Knights have been near the top of the NHL futures betting table all year and finished the regular season with the highest point percentage (0.732) and best goal differential (plus- 67) of the league.
Montreal had a very different route to get to this point. The Canadiens finished the regular season with the 18th best point percentage (0.527) and 19th best goal differential (minus-9) despite playing in what was widely considered the league’s worst division. After falling predictably 3-1 in the first round against the Maple Leafs, the Canadiens caught fire and won eight straight games to shock Toronto and wipe out the Jets.
On paper, the Knights are clearly the top team. But games aren’t won on paper and Carey Price, a seven-time Canadiens star, has proven he can keep them in competitions they have nothing to do with.
While the Knights completely dominated the Habs skaters in Game 3, Price led them into overtime, where Josh Anderson scored after a Marc-André Fleury error behind the net. This mistake turned out to be costly enough that despite Fleury’s track record, Vegas would be with Robin Lehner in net for Game 4.
This contest looked like the opposite of the previous game, as Montreal had a 17-2 advantage in high danger odds, but Lehner closed the door to lead the Knights to an overtime victory.
This Montreal team was just too good in their playoffs to back the Knights at the hefty -250 price, and this series has come too close to consider them on the puck. While Vegas is incredible at home, the value of betting lies in Montreal – especially with a goalie controversy that could set for the Knights.
PREDICTION: Montreal (+210)
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Upper / lower choice
The Canadians scored some opportune goals during the playoffs, but they are hardly attacking juggernauts, averaging a modest 2.4 goals per game. However, they were solid at the other end of the ice, leading the league with a 92.9 shorthanded percentage during the playoffs and limiting the Knights to just 18 shots in regulation in Game 4.
Montreal’s ability to eliminate penalties is particularly important as the Knights struggle on the power play. Vegas was only 22nd in the league with men’s advantage during the regular season and was even worse in the playoffs, converting just 10.3% of all opportunities.
Of course, the key to Montreal’s success has been Price’s play, who had mixed results during the regular season but is back at his best, going 10-5 with a 2.09 GAA and a save percentage of .931 during the playoffs.
The Knights are very strong in net themselves, and if Fleury’s confidence isn’t shaken by his mistake in Game 3 and subsequent retirement, they have the best goaltending duo in the league. They finished the regular season with the fewest goals allowed per game in the NHL (2.18). And that number barely increased in the playoffs (2.29) despite dropping seven goals in an aberrant game against the Avs.
PREDICTION: Under 5 (+110)
Canadiens vs Golden Knights Betting Card
- Montreal (+210)
- Under 5 years old (+110)
Picks made 6/22/2021 at 9:45 am ET
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