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Habs Have Had Maple Leafs Number

The Montreal Canadiens have been limping through the past two months of the season and the All-Star break probably can’t come quick enough for the team, but they should take solace in their historical dominance over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Habs have won the past eight games against the Leafs with the Canadiens outscoring their rivals 25-17. Another chapter in the historic rivalry between the Canadiens and Leafs will be written Saturday night in Toronto.

If you think Montreal can continue their streak against Toronto, then they're currently offerering good value in moneyline markets at online sportsbook Bovada, coming in at -110, while the Leafs are at -120. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is at -135 and if you're expecting a low scoring game, then UNDER 5 goals is worth a look at +105.

Shark Bites
  • The Canadiens are 2-10 in their past 12 games on the road.
  • The OVER is 11-4 the past 15 times the Habs and Leafs have played one another..
  • Mike Condon will start for the Canadiens while the Leafs will start James Reimer.

The Canadiens have been near unbearable to watch over the past two months with the team going 5-16-1 while averaging a mere 1.9 goals since December 1. No player has been immune from the scoring drought as Max Pacioretty, who entered the season as the trendy underrated player in the NHL, has seven goals and five assists while posting a plus/minus rating of -11 since the start of December.

The Leafs are not exactly booming coming into Saturday’s game as they are just 1-5-1 in their past seven contests. Somehow, Toronto’s offense has been even worse than Montreal’s as the Leafs have averaged just 1.1 goals over their past seven games.    

These two teams have met twice this season, though both contests came all the way back in October. The Canadiens attack scored eight goals in those contests thanks to Pacioretty’s three goals and P.K. Subban’s four points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Toronto Maple Leafs in this one, they were listed as moneyline of -110 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

A 3.4-2.4 result in favor of the Canadiens is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 23-20-4 this season, while the Maple Leafs are 17-20-8. Montreal is 21-19-7 on the totals; Toronto is 16-23-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Montreal injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Toronto Maple Leafs rated this week at No. 19 and the Montreal Canadiens sitting at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 23-ranked offense (2.47 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal was a 4-1 loser in its last match at home against the Bruins. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

The Maple Leafs were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games on the road
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Columbus, Monday, January 25th
Toronto at Florida, Tuesday, January 26th

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