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Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Toronto Aiming To Take Down Inconsistent Canadiens

Will Canadiens upset Maple Leafs Again?

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens are bitter rivals but they’ve only squared off once this season. The teams met in their opening game when the Canadiens beat the Leafs 4-3. Are we going to see another upset on Saturday?

The Leafs have won five of their last seven games. Are they a good bet online in this spot or should bettors be worried about the price here?

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks
Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Let’s check the latest NHL news, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Maple Leafs vs Canadiens. We’ve got plenty of NHL picks for you to consider.

Toronto Playing Well on Both Ends of the Ice

The Maple Leafs are playing at a high level, which has kept the perpetually critical Toronto media at bay for now. Offensively, they rank eighth in the league in terms of goals scored per game. Defensively, they are third in goals allowed.

Goaltending – an area that’s often in question – looks solid for this team. Ilysa Samsonov is 14-4-1 with a 2.18 GAA and a .920 save percentage.

If you’re making your NHL picks, you’d rather see him in net. Even when he gets some rest, though, Matt Murray has been respectable. He’s 11-5-2 with a 2.73 GAA and a .911 save percentage.

Murray gave up four goals to the Canadiens the first time these teams met and at least four in two straight and three of five. Samsonov has allowed one goal or less in three of his last four outings, so the Leafs should be in a good spot if he gets the start.

Do Habs Have Some Momentum?

Montreal hasn’t had themselves a great season, ranking in the bottom 10 offensively and defensively. However, they had built up some momentum with back-to-back wins over the New York Rangers and the Winnipeg Jets.

The team has turned away from Jake Allen, who is 10-16-1 with a 3.52 GAA and a .892 save percentage. He’s been bad, which is why Sam Montembeault has started six straight games.

He has a reasonable .917 save percentage this month, which is why Montreal  is 4-3-0 in their last seven. Montreal has lost six of the last seven times Allen has been in net, so if you see him starting, bet against this team in the sportsbook.

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Game Injuries

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Head-to-Head

Toronto and Montreal met once, with the Canadiens winning 4-3.

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Game Information

  • Game: Maple Leafs (28-11-7) vs Canadiens (19-24-3)
  • Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Jan 21, 7 p.m. ET
  • Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Live Stream: NHL.TV

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Betting Lines

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens Picks & Prediction

Goaltending will be central to handicapping this matchup. If you see Allen in net for the Canadiens, you have to bet against this squad. If you see Murray in net for the Leafs, then you have to downgrade them too.

A Murray-Allen matchup also leads to a good over bet. However, we’re likely to see Samsonov and Montembeault.

With the Leafs losing to the Canadiens to start the year, look for them to exact some revenge here. They’re the better overall team and should get the job done versus the NHL betting odds.

Toronto is listed at -300 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Maple Leafs, you have a chance to win $33. Montreal is +250, offering a chance to win $250 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Canadiens a 75.00% chance to win, with the Maple Leafs at 28.57%.

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