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Habs play host to rival Maple Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens will be looking for some revenge on Saturday night as they play host to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs in marquee NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.

The Maple Leafs topped the Canadiens 4-3 at the Bell Centre as road underdogs on the NHL odds when the two teams met for the first time this season back on October 1. The OVER has paid out in four of the last five games between the two teams.

This season the Canadiens are 14-9-3 overall while the Maple Leafs are 14-9-3. As for the totals, Montreal is 6-18-2 on the OU, and Toronto is 11-14-1.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canadiens as -168 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canadiens at No. 11 and the Maple Leafs at No. 13 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, Toronto was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Buffalo at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Capitals on November 29. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.65 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.65 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 23.47% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 79.21% of their penalties.

Next up:
Toronto home to San Jose, Tuesday, December 3rd
Montreal home to New Jersey, Monday, December 2nd

 

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