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Leafs vs Canadiens Betting Preview | Feb. 10

We should be in for a big, mid-week treat when the Montreal Canadiens play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup featuring the highest-scoring offenses in the NHL.

With both teams looking to extend their winning ways, let’s find out where the best NHL sportsbook betting value lies in this highly anticipated pairing. Before we get to the expert analysis and betting prediction on this matchup, here is a look at all of the Leafs vs Canadiens betting NHL odds.

Jonathan Drouin #92 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against John Tavares. Check out our Leafs vs Canadiens betting picks
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Toronto Maple Leafs (10-2-1) vs Montreal Canadiens (8-2-2)

  • When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, CA
  • TV: SN, RDS

Leafs Lighting It Up

Toronto has won three straight and seven of eight including its 3-1 win over Vancouver on Monday night. Defenseman Morgan Reilly opened the scoring with an unassisted goal past the midway mark of the first period. After Elias Pettersson evened the score with a second-period goal for Vancouver, Toronto got third-period goals from superstar center Auston Matthews and Alexander Kefoot to seal the deal.

Matthews leads the NHL in goals scored (11). Meanwhile, right winger Mitch Marner is third in points scored (21) and fourth in assists (15). The Leafs have a league-high 10 victories.

Toronto ranks second in scoring (3.7 gpg) and an equally impressive ninth in goals allowed (2.6 gpg). The Leafs have scored at least three goals in each of their last eight victories while scoring four goals or more five times along the way.

Canadien Mounties

Montreal has jumped all over their opponents this season like a bunch of Canadian mounties. The Canadiens have won three of four and come into this matchup fresh off a hard-fought 2-1 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

Defenseman Jeff Petry opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the first period before Ottawa’s Colin White tied the score. Right-winger Josh Anderson lit the lamp in the third period to lift Montreal to victory.

The Canadiens lead the NHL in scoring by averaging a stunning 4.0 goals per game. Montreal has been outstanding defensively as well. They have been limiting the opposition to just 2.5 goals per contest to rank seventh in goals allowed.

Center Tyler Toffoli is tied for second in goals scored (9) while goalie Jake Allen is sixth in goals against average (1.81). The Canadiens have won seven of 10 while scoring five goals or more in four of those victories.

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Expert Analysis and Prediction

The Maple Leafs have gone 7-0 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 in their last five road games. Montreal is 6-2 in its last eight games, but just 2-5 in its last seven Wednesday night games.

Still, the Canadiens are 5-1 in the last five meetings against Toronto. And have commanded 11-3 in their last 14 home dates against the Leafs.

With the favorite in this rivalry going 20-6 in the last 26 meetings and the home team going 5-1 in the last six, I like Montreal to find a way to get it done. With the Over sitting at 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these rivals, I’m expecting a high-scoring shootout!

Pick: Montreal 5, Toronto 4

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