Remarkably, it has come to this. The Vegas Golden Knights are likely to turn to Robin Lehner in goal after Marc-Andre Fleury’s puckhandling gaffe cost Vegas Game 3, and now Vegas trails the series 2-1 and could fall behind 3-1 if Robin Lehner is a little bit rusty.
High drama up north.
Below, take a look at Game 4 of this Round Three Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup from a betting perspective in our Montreal vs. Golden Knights betting preview with odds, picks, and predictions.
Montreal coach Dominique Ducharme is in quarantine because he tested positive for COVID-19, despite receiving a second vaccine. However, Ducharme had not yet reached his 14 day period from his second dose.
Late-breaking news from Montreal on Sunday also put Vegas GM Kelly McCrimmon in quarantine after he, too, tested positive.
Montreal vs. Vegas; NHL Betting Pick (June 20, 2021)
Vegas has bombarded Montreal in the series, including a 42-20 shot advantage in Game 3, but Montreal goalie Carey Price has been a wall. Price has stopped 106 of 114 shots (.925%) and gave his team time to breathe when Vegas is on the attack.
If you think Montreal and Price can keep it up, there are plenty of good odds for Montreal.
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Vegas blitzed Montreal in the first period of Game 3. The shot clock was 17-3. However, Vegas couldn’t beat Price. In fact, the Vegas top-six has been ice-cold on the score sheet.
Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Marchessault, Mark Stone, and Alex Tuch are goalless in the first three games, and each has just one assist.
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NHL Betting Predictions (June 20, 2021)
With their back against the wall, Vegas can’t fold now, can they? We like a big Vegas win, nor are we shy on the +1.5 bet. This game is a nailbiter or a Vegas blowout. If Vegas gets the two-goal win, it pays +150.
Or, if you think Lehner will be rusty or leaky, Montreal pays +185.
There’s no money to be made on the Moneyline with Vegas, so we’ll take the 1.5 and cheer for goals.
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Mark Stone is +180 to score a goal. So one has to fall, right?