Go for it. That’s our philosophy on the NHL Semifinal Game 3 as the Montreal Canadiens host the Vegas Golden Knights.
There are a few Vegas Golden Knights betting opportunities that we like. Yep, drop the hammer and go for it.
Our friends at MGM are offering a few good lines, and new players get what is essentially a $600 free bet. We like those odds, too.
The Montreal Canadiens riled Vegas with a 3-2 win Game 2 win. Vegas top-line center Chandler Stephenson, instrumental in shutting down the Colorado Avalanche top line in Round Two, is out, and Alex Tuch will take the top pivot spot.
Not a bad replacement.
The Vegas Golden Knights are the better team. They mowed down the Avalanche. Whenever challenged, the Vegas Golden Knights have been a solid bet. Montreal will need a defensive shell and lots of Carey Price to hang in Game 3.
Yes, the Montreal win in Game 2 raised many questions and a couple of red flags about the Vegas lineup. Expect those to be answered in Game 3.
The combo bet (+250) is Vegas to win and the over at 5.5. So, $10 wins $25. We’ll take it.
There are a few reasons that we not only like the better team to win but the over. Marc-Andre Fleury getting a playoff start in Montreal. He knows the history, the mystique, and…the history.
Fleury is due for a mediocre game, but Vegas should blitz Montreal from the opening puck drop. The combination leads us to a 4-2 or 5-3 Vegas Golden Knights win.
*Now, here’s your longshot bet of the night that–if it happens–it will happen in Game 3. MGM installed Vegas at -10000 to win +3.5. That’s a 10-1 shot, so $10 gets you $100. Drop a Hamilton or a Lincoln and root for an offensive explosion.
MGM is the only sports betting book to offer that bet.
The Vegas top line has been quiet lately. Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty are hometown boys and should have quite the jump in their step.
If MGM isn’t your cup of tea, or if you want to build on Montreal’s Game 2 win, may we suggest FanDuel, who is offering a risk-free bet up to $1000.
If Montreal gets the first goal and gets to their defensive shell with Carey Price on the goal line, Montreal has a good chance to win. Montreal scored the first goal in 10 of their first 13 playoff games. We don’t think a two-goal win is in the cards, but FanDuel is putting a +136 line on a Montreal win.
Have fun. It should be an interesting Friday evening.