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Habs Have Owned Leafs as of Late

The Toronto Maple Leafs-Montreal Canadiens rivalry is one of the best in the NHL, but it’s become extremely lopsided in recent seasons. In the last 11 meetings between the Canadian squads, the Habs are a sizzling 11-1. They’ll renew acquaintances in La Belle Province Saturday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 8-2-1 in the Maple Leafs last 11 overall
  • The Maple Leafs are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal
  • The Canadiens are 2-9 in their last 11 games following a win

Montreal has also won all three encounters with Toronto this season. The Canadiens are a banged up bunch, especially on the blueline. Nathan Beaulieu, Jeff Petry and Tom Gilbert are all sidelined, meaning the Leafs would be wise to take advantage of that defensive hole in this one.

Mike Condon, the expected starter for Montreal, has had his ups and downs in the absence of all-world goaltender Carey Price, but he’s been much better as of late. Condon has yielded just six goals in his last three games, with Montreal going 2-0-1 in that stretch.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs before puck drop in this match found them as 154 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3-2.4 win for the Maple Leafs on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Montreal will face the 21-28-10 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 30-23-8 in over under betting so far this season while the Toronto Maple Leafs are 25-26-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Toronto injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Montreal Canadiens) and the No. 30 (Toronto Maple Leafs) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.74 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.98 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 18.41% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 79.8% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +137 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Montreal was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They won as +203 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Montreal's last 13 games
  • Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Montreal's last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Monday, February 29th
Montreal at San Jose, Monday, February 29th