Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens - 10/31/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens - 10/31/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens (6-4-2) at Vegas Golden Knights (8-5)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Vegas Golden Knights / Montreal Canadiens --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights meet Thursday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.

The Montreal Canadiens look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Armia leads Montreal with six goals, Max Domi has seven assists and Brendan Gallagher has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 68.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 25 goals on 269 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed nine goals on 72 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

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The Vegas Golden Knights look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with seven goals, Mark Stone has nine assists and Max Pacioretty has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 89.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 26 goals on 360 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed two goals on 14 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed two or less goals in six of their last nine games.

The Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canadiens are 2-10 in their last 12 Thursday games. The Canadiens are 4-9 in their last 13 road games. The over is 5-0 in Canadiens last 5 road games. The Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.

The Montreal Canadiens have actually won three of the four meetings against Vegas and their defense has been much improved over the last week. However, the Vegas Golden Knights are one of those teams I usually blindly back on their home ice and it's paid off more times than not. Vegas is also playing some of the hottest hockey over the last two weeks and the the goaltending has improved during that stretch. With the Montreal Canadiens on the end of a back to back, I'll side with the Golden Knights on their home ice. 

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