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Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/14/2021 Hockey Betting, Predictions & Previews

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Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06-14-2021 Hockey Betting Predictions & Previews

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/14/2021 – The Stanley Cup semifinal series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights begins Monday at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The visiting Canadiens are coming off an impressive sweep of the Winnipeg Jets in the second round whilst the home team is fresh off a 4-2 upset of the Colorado Avalanche. The series will feature one of the seasoned franchises in league history square off against a new and rising team. Montreal has all the experience, but Vegas, which finished the regular season as the second seed in the West Division, is still given the favorite tag by the NHL top betting sites. Game 1 begins at 09:00 Eastern Time with live broadcasts on NBCSN and NHL.TV.

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/14/2021

When: Monday, June 14, 9:00 PM ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/14/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Montreal Canadiens +1.5 (-125) 5.5 o (+100) +230
Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+105) 5.5 u (-120) -260
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Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens were unstoppable against the Jets in their recent series, but not even that kind of performance could earn Montreal an edge against the Golden Knights in Monday’s semifinal series opener. The Canadiens shocked NHL fans by winning the North Division. Nobody even saw them sweeping Winnipeg in the second round, but they did. Faced with a tougher task against Vegas, the Canadiens are aiming for another surprising feat as they seek to move closer to their 25th Stanley Cup title.  

Players to watch: T. Toffoli RW (G 4 A 6 PTS 10), N. Suzuki C (G 4 A 4 PTS 8), E. Staal C (G 1 A 6 PTS 7).

Vegas Golden Knights

After recently taking down the President’s Trophy winners, the Golden Knights are obviously beaming with confidence heading to the Stanley Cup semis Game 1 to be held in their home arena. It will be Vegas’ third Final Four appearance in its four seasons in the NHL. The team has proven that despite being relatively new to the league, the franchise is driven to build a winning culture. A forecast based on the odds suggests the Golden Knights winning easily against the Canadiens. Their performance against the Avalanche has contributed to this tag, which has led to the players looking forward to the matchup against a storied franchise in Montreal. 

Players to watch: W. Karlsson C (G 4 A 7 PTS 11), M. Pacioretty LW (G 4 A 4 PTS 8), A. Pietrangelo D (G 1 A 7 PTS 8).

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions

Trends

Canadiens

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal’s last 9 games.
Montreal is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Montreal is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Vegas.
Canadiens are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Montreal is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Golden Knights

Vegas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’ last 5 games against Montreal.
Vegas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Vegas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vegas’ last 6 games played on a Monday.

Canadiens vs Golden Knights Betting Picks

Game 1 will go to the Golden Knights. Vegas will draw first blood against Montreal in what is anticipated to be an action-filled battle on the ice. Agreeing with the NHL Betting Odds, the Golden Knights will maximize every advantage they have against their visitors. The overall savvy and experience of the Canadiens will be overpowered by the skills and tenacity of the hosts. Vegas will be out to prove why they are the favorites in this series.

Score Prediction: Canadiens 1, Golden Knights 5.