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Montreal Canadiens take on Maple Leafs in hockey test

Montreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs
Jan 21, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

17-21-9TEAM RECORD23-18-5

Hockey bettors look for value at Air Canada Centre on Saturday as host Toronto battles the Montreal Canadiens in hockey odds action.

The Maple Leafs are 23-18-5 so far on the season. The Canadiens, meanwhile, are 17-21-9. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 25-21 and the Canadiens go 19-23-5 on the totals.

View Montreal vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Maple Leafs in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Maple Leafs sit at No. 16 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Canadiens sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 7-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 20.5% rate while the Canadiens have a 89% rate on the penalty kill.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Penguins on January 20. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-1 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on Toronto at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-2
After playing Minnesota are 3-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
Montreal is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Toronto
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 at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 25
Toronto home to NY Islanders, Monday, January 23

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