The Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights meet Sunday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Cole Caufield leads Montreal with 26 goals, Nick Suzuki has 27 assists and Josh Anderson has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 117 goals on 1,145 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 88 goals on 924 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Vegas with 23 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 38 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 94 goals on 1,093 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 60 goals on 687 shots.
The Canadiens are 23-53 in their last 76 road games and 49-100 in their last 149 overall. The Golden Knights are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 7-3 in Canadiens last 10 road games. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 vs. Atlantic. The underdog is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights have found their footing, and they're back to being trusted in spots like this, especially at home. The Montreal Canadiens continue to ride the struggle bus, and they've been fade material on the road dating back to last season. Only real way to go here, and that's to side with Vegas and the PL for max betting value.