NHL Odds: Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs
Original Six rivals Montreal and Toronto will meet on the ice once again on Saturday night as the Maple Leafs play host to the Canadiens in marquee NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.
Montreal beat Toronto 5-2 as a road underdog when those teams last met on February 27 in an OVER result on the NHL totals at the sportsbooks. Overall the Canadiens and Maple Leafs have split their last 10 meetings, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-7.
The Maple Leafs bring a 22-13-5 record to the battle against the 26-9-5 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 19-16-5 so far and the Canadiens go 20-20.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Maple Leafs at No. 13 and the Canadiens at No. 2 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 18.1% while the Canadiens defense kills off 82.5% of their penalties.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -135 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -162 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Canadiens at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Montreal's last 12 games on the road
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Montreal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing at home against Montreal
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Toronto's last 19 games when playing Montreal
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Montreal home to Philadelphia, Monday, April 15
Toronto home to New Jersey, Monday, April 15