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Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 6, 2021
Matt Blunt
NHL Expert
VegasInsider.com



Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Predictions

Score Prediction Maple Leafs 4 Canadiens 2

With room to breathe now in terms of their playoff spot, I'm not sure Montreal cares whether it's a No. 3 or No. 4 seed, they're in and any team can get hot in the playoffs. Three wins over Toronto already this year, including a 3-2 OT win on the weekend is proof enough inside that Montreal dressing room that they'll be just fine in a playoff series with Toronto if that's how it plays out.

The Jets' schedule is a lot easier so Montreal's likely the No. 4 seed anyways, so why show anything or strain yourselves in the second of a back-to-back against your future first-round opponent? This puts Montreal in an easy fade role the rest of the regular season.

Toronto's last game was that OT loss to Montreal, and getting revenge couldn't be served up in a better spot for the Leafs. They should get it with ease.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Best Bets

  • Toronto ML

The Montreal Canadiens have seen the underdogs win the second period in three of their last four games (AP).

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Analysis

Montreal is currently in fourth place of the North Division table with a 24-19-9 record. Toronto is the top team in the North Division standings with a 33-13-6 record. The Maple Leafs sit 15 points ahead of the Canadiens in the division.

  • Venue: Scotiabank Arena
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Montreal lost its last game 1-5 to the Ottawa Senators, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Habs. Toronto is coming off a loss to the Canadiens, played on May 3. The loss to Montreal snapped a five-game winning streak for Toronto.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Head To Head

Montreal won the last meeting and has covered the +1.5 puck line in three of the last four meetings. The goal total has failed to go OVER in four straight games played between the two clubs.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Game Odds

  • Canadiens +160
  • Maple Leafs -190
  • Canadiens (+1.5) -160
  • Maple Leafs (-1.5) +130
  • Over 6 -105
  • Under 6 -115

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change


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