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Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/16/2021 NHL Spread, Odds & Results

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Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06-16-2021 NHL Spread Odds & Results

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/16/2021 – The Vegas Golden Knights lived up to its billing as favorites in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Montreal Canadiens. After taking advantage of the Canadiens’ miscues that led to a 4-1 finish, the Golden Knights are now bracing for a potential comeback from their experienced rivals in Game 2 set on Wednesday still at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The hosts remain as favorites for the second straight game, this time priced at -222 by the best online betting sites for NHL. Monreal is pegged at +179. The puck drops at 09:00 PM Eastern Time live on NBCSN and NHL.TV.

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/16/2021

When: Wednesday, June 16, 9:00 PM ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights 06/16/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Montreal Canadiens +1.5 (-147) 5 o (-135) +179
Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+119) 5 u (+123) -222
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Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens had a promising start in Game 1. With the way they moved on ice, it had appeared that they were keeping in step with the much favored Golden Knights – until a string of penalties marred their flow. Montreal was unable to recover its rhythm since, prompting Vegas to cash in on easy points. But the team is keeping its hopes high despite the loss. After all, it’s just one game. Winning Game 2 would ultimately change the complexion of the series, and it is the only thing the Canadiens want to focus on, especially with Game 3 set to transfer to Montreal. 

Players to watch: T. Toffoli RW (G 4 A 7 PTS 11), N. Suzuki C (G 4 A 4 PTS 8), E. Staal C (G 1 A 6 PTS 7).

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights had to withstand a slow start in Game 1. For the majority of the first period, the team that had just taken down the Colorado Avalanche looked lost and about to go down. But when their visitors started to commit errors, Vegas got the signal to regroup. True enough, the team discovered their groove in the succeeding periods and dispatched Montreal for the early series lead. In order to win a second consecutive game, the Golden Knights, however, know that they could not afford another lackluster start, especially against an experienced team like the Canadiens. At this stage of the competition, any room for complacency could spell disaster for any team, including Vegas. As such, home fans could expect their squad to be more assertive on Wednesday. 

Players to watch: W. Karlsson C (G 4 A 8 PTS 12), R. Smith RW (G 2 A 7 PTS 9), M. Pacioretty LW (G 4 A 4 PTS 8).

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions

Trends

Canadiens

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games.
Montreal is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Montreal is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Vegas.
Canadiens are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Montreal is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Golden Knights

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’ last 6 games.
Vegas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’ last 6 games against Montreal.
Vegas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Vegas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season.

Canadiens vs Golden Knights Betting Picks

Montreal lost Game 1, but the team is not without the belief that they can take care of business in Game 2. As exhibited in the first game, the Canadiens relatively exposed the Golden Knights in the early goings of the match. The visitors found a chink in the armor of Vegas, and they will certainly attack in on Wednesday. Bettors should take the opportunity to back Montreal to the top online sportsbook. Expect a tied series before it shifts to Canada for Game 3. 

Score Prediction: Canadiens 4, Golden Knights 2.