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NHL Game Preview - Maple Leafs underdogs vs Canadiens at Montreal

Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens
Oct 22, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

4-1-1TEAM RECORD1-4-1

The Montreal Canadiens battle the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday in NHL betting action at Bell Centre.

This season the Canadiens are 1-4-1 overall while the Maple Leafs are 4-1-1. As for the totals, Montreal is 2-3-1 on the OU, and Toronto is 3-3.

View Toronto vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Canadiens as -125 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 - Maple Leafs odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 27.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 25-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 8% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 74.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Bruins on October 20. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Penguins on October 20. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-2
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss 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 UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Montreal
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Montreal is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Philadelphia, Monday, October 24
Montreal home to Florida, Monday, October 24

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