Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights Free Preview 10/31/19

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Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher, and the Montreal Canadiens will do battle against Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in an East-West showdown. The puck drops at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 31, and fans at home can witness it live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds

This contest’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by oddsmakers yet.

Vegas is 8-5 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 1.3 units this season. That winning percentage, ranked 3rd in the Pacific Division in this young season, isn’t too far off from to the 43-39 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 13 regular season matches, seven of the team’s games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 4-3 SU at home so far this year.

The Golden Knights have converted on 25.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked second overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 89.6 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 27.8 saves per game with a .928 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (eight wins, four losses) has been the principal goalkeeper for the Knights this year. If the Knights, however, decide to rest him, the team may turn to Garret Sparks (0-1-1 record, .857 save percentage, 4.38 goals against average).

In the other locker room, Montreal is 6-6 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of seven of its games have gone over the total, while three have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As an away team this season, the Canadiens are 3-3 SU.

The Canadiens have converted on 25.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 28th overall and it’s successfully killed off 71.1 percent of all penalties.

Carey Price (2.59 goals against average and .914 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Montreal. Price is averaging 27.6 saves per game and has six wins, four losses, and one OT loss to his credit.

Montreal Canadiens at Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Canadiens, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Golden Knights are 5-1 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Canadiens are 2-2 SU in games where they spend more time in the box than the opposition.
  • Montreal is 1-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Vegas is 2-0 in shootouts.
  • For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their last five matchups.