NHL Playoffs Betting 2021: Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Game 3

The Vegas Golden Knights will square off for game three in their NHL playoff betting series against the Montreal Canadiens on June 18, 2021. Both teams are coming into this game with one win apiece.

The Montreal Canadiens responded to their first trip of the NHL season outside of Canada with a pivotal split of games one and two in this series against Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights are coming into this game 49-18-4 straight up and 34-34-3 over/under, while the Habs are coming into this game 33-25-11 straight up and 28-37-4 over/under.

Game 3 Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds & Line Movement

The US Sportsbooks opened up with the Vegas Golden Knights listed at -160 but the line has moved to -165. The Montreal Canadiens were listed at +140 but the betting line has moved and have them listed at +150. The gamblers that like to bet the over/under saw the total move from 5 to 5.5 goals.


Notes On The Vegas Golden Knights For Game 3

Game 3 of the NHL playoffs with Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens game: Two nights after stopping the Canadien’s seven-game winning streak, the underdog Vegas Golden Knights lost to their divisional rivals in a close game.Vegas struggled to match Montreal’s first-period intensity, getting outshot 12-4 and out-chanced 14-4 while trying to find its footing.

A major change in strategy might be necessary for the Vegas Golden Knights if they hope to regain their series lead. The Golden Knights came into this season with the faceoff success rate in the Stanley Cup, but went down 67-50 through two games against the Montreal Canadiens.That disadvantage looms large, with four of Vegas’s six goals in the series coming on offensive zone faceoff wins.

Notes On The Montreal Canadiens For Game 3

The Canadiens looked flat in the first game of the series against Vegas, but came back into Game 2 with some energy and had a strong win.They have now won six of their last eight road games and will play in front of only 3,000 fans at T-Mobile Arena – but that still provides a more intense atmosphere than the Montreal team has had at home this season.

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be a focal point as the series shifts from Las Vegas to Montreal. Though he has been especially effective at home with his 1.91 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in five games, both teams know they can’t expect him to shut down the opposing offense on his own. Since Vegas is on the road for its first six games of its Stanley Cup playoff run, they’ve been averaging less than three goals in each game.

Game 3 Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds, Lines Picks & Predictions

Game 3 Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Pick & Prediction: The Habs (+140)

There are a few factors to pay attention to in this game. First off, Montreal faced its first difficulty away from home earlier on the season. Most importantly, look for Vegas’ struggles overseas come to fruition against a solid Canadiens team at home.

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