The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to knock off the Montreal Canadiens for the second time this season on Saturday night as those Original Six teams play on the road at the Bell Centre.
Montreal was a -135 home favorite in their first game of the season against Toronto on January 19 but ending up losing 2-1 in an easy UNDER result for totals bettors. Only two of the last 10 games between the Leafs and Habs have turned into OVER results.
The Canadiens bring a 6-3-1 record to the battle against the 6-5 Maple Leafs. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 5-5 so far and the Maple Leafs go 4-7.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Canadiens and the No. 18-ranked Maple Leafs, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 23.6% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 75% of their penalties.
In their last action, Toronto was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Toronto at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Montreal lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Sabres on February 7. Bettors who backed the Sabres at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Winnipeg are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Maple Leafs at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Montreal
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto home to Philadelphia, Monday, February 11
Montreal at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, February 12