Habs vs. Maple Leafs matchup on ice
The Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs have put up five OVER results in their past six meetings as those Original Six rivals hit the ice together on Saturday night.
The Canadiens and Maple Leafs have split their two matchups so far this season, with Toronto winning 4-3 in Montreal on October 1 and the Habs grabbing a 4-2 home victory on November 30.
Both of those games turned out as OVER results.
Toronto battles the Canadiens, currently with a 27-16-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-21-3 for the Maple Leafs and 15-27-6 for the Canadiens.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Canadiens listed earlier today as of -105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Maple Leafs and the No. 26-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
The Canadiens were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, Toronto was a 4-3 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Toronto at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 15-ranked offense (2.78 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 22.08% rate while the Canadiens have a 86.08% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Canadiens at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Montreal's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Montreal's last 23 games when playing Toronto
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Montreal
Montreal at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, January 22nd
Toronto at Phoenix, Monday, January 20th