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Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Matchup Report

Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens
March 3, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

29-28-7TEAM RECORD25-30-10

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Toronto duelling Montreal on Saturday at Bell Centre.

Montreal will face the 29-28-7 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 27-31-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Maple Leafs are 36-28 favoring the OVER.

View Toronto vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Canadiens as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Canadiens sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 18 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 14.4% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 76.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -157 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Montreal won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Wild on March 1. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -131 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 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Maple Leafs at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Montreal's last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to Boston, Tuesday, March 6
Montreal at Calgary, Tuesday, March 6

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