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Hockey Matchup - Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs Odds Preview

Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens
29-19-7 October 01, 2013, 07:00 PM | Bell Centre 30-17-6

 

NHL wagering interest swings to the Montreal vs Toronto battle on Tuesday at Bell Centre as the Canadiens try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canadiens as -125 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Canadiens and the No. 23-rated Maple Leafs in this matchup.

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In their last action, Toronto was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 2.98 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.82 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 20.27% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 87.57% of their penalties.

A few Maple Leafs at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Toronto's last 21 games when playing Montreal
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Montreal's last 21 games when playing Toronto
Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 2nd
Montreal at Philadelphia, Saturday, October 5th