Knights vs. Habs Game 3 Prediction
The Golden Knights-Canadiens series shifts to Montreal on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. ET for Game 3. With the Golden Knights listed as -161 money line favorites and the total sitting at 5, what’s the best bet on the board when it comes to this matchup?
041 Vegas Golden Knights (-161) at 042 Montreal Canadiens (+140); o/u 5
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, June 18, 2021
Venue: Bell Centre
Vegas Golden Knights DFS SPIN
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 shots in a 3-2 loss to Montreal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals on Wednesday. Fleury closed the door on some early chances by the Canadiens in Game 1 of the series on Monday and allowed his teammates to build up a lead. That didn't happen on Wednesday, as Montreal scored two goals on 12 shots in the first period. Paul Byron avoided Fleury's poke check attempt late in the second period to give the Canadiens a 3-0 lead and that held up as the game winner following a late comeback try by the Golden Knights. The defeat ends Fleury's five-game win streak and he will look to rebound on the road in Game 3 on Friday. The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1.
Montreal Canadiens DFS Spin
Carey Price blocked 29 of 31 shots in a 3-2 victory versus Vegas on Wednesday in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals. Montreal built a 3-0 lead in the contest and then helped Price slam the door shut. The team had almost as many blocks (26) as Price had saves in the match. Still, He was at his best in the third period when he stopped 16 shots to get his ninth victory of this postseason. Price and the Canadiens will return home for Game 3 on Friday with the series tied at 1-1.
Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Game 3 NHL Prediction
The underdog is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams while the Golden Knights are just 1-5 in their last six games versus the Canadiens. Montreal is also 8-1 in its last nine games overall, is 7-0 in its last seven games playing on one day of rest and is 6-1 in its last seven games as an underdog.
NHL PREDICTION: MONTREAL CANADIENS +140