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Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 3, 2021
Matt Blunt
NHL Expert

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Predictions

Score PredictioMaple Leafs 4 Canadiens 3

Were the playoffs to start today, this would be a first-round matchup with the Leafs starting at home, as it looks as though Montreal's finally got some breathing room between themselves and Calgary for that final playoff berth. Now it's about trying to catch a Winnipeg team they trail by two points to avoid the Leafs altogether.

Both teams have to feel pretty comfortable with where they sit with their point situation now too, and because of the potential for these two to see each other in the playoffs, any defensive wrinkles, or even defensive focus on specific matchups gets tossed by the wayside tonight.

In the seven meetings between these two, the eventual winner has scored at least four goals in five of the games, and we've never had a total below a flat '6' either. All together it lines up as a nice 'over' spot.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Best Bets

  • OVER

Montreal has seen the underdog win the third period in six of its last nine home games (AP).

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Betting Analysis

Toronto is the top team in the North Division with a 33-13-5 record. Montreal is currently sitting in fourth place of the North Division standings with a 23-18-9 record. Toronto sits 16 points ahead of Montreal in the North Division table.

  • Venue: Bell Centre
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Form

Montreal is coming off of a 2-3 win over Ottawa, the second straight win for the Canadiens. Toronto is on a current five-game winning streak after beating Vancouver 1-5.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Head To Head

Toronto won the last meeting 4-1 and has won three of the last four games against Montreal. The goal total has failed to go OVER in four of the last five meetings.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game Odds

  • Maple Leafs -150
  • Canadiens +125
  • Maple Leafs (-1.5) +165
  • Canadiens (+1.5) -200
  • Over 5.5 -120
  • Under 5.5 +100

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

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