Bell Centre is the site for an Original Six showdown as the Montreal Canadiens conclude their season at home against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s the fourth and last time that the two clubs will go at it in the regular season. The action will get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 6, and you are able to watch it live on CBC Sports.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Odds
Toronto is 46-35 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 81 regular season contests, 39 of its games have gone over the total, while 38 have gone under and just four have pushed. The Leafs are 23-17 SU as an away team in 2018-19.
Toronto has converted on 21.2 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 80.7 percent of all penalties..
Boasting a .918 save percentage and 29.7 saves per game, Frederik Andersen (36-23-6) has been the primary option in goal for Toronto this year. If head coach Mike Babcock chooses to rest him, however, Toronto may turn to Garret Sparks (8-12-1 record, .902 save percentage, 3.15 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Montreal is 43-38 straight up (SU) and has earned 5.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 81 regular season outings, 44 of its games have gone under the total, while 33 have gone over and just four have pushed. This season, the team is 24-16 SU as the home team.
The Canadiens have converted on just 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.8 percent of all penalties.
Carey Price has stopped 27.1 shots per game as the top netminder in goal for the Canadiens. Price has 35 wins, 31 losses, and six OT losses and has maintained a 2.49 goals against average and a .918 save percentage this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Under
- The under has hit in four of Toronto’s last five games.
- Two clubs that force a heavy amount of shots on goal, Toronto has taken the league’s seventh-most shots on goal (33.0) while Montreal has attempted the third-most (33.9). The Leafs have averaged 38.4 shot attempts over their last five road games and the Habs have taken 39.6 shots over their last five home outings.
- Seven of Toronto’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-5 in those games.
- The Canadiens this season have tallied the fifth-most hits per game in the NHL (26.9), but that number has climbed to 31.2 over their last five games as the home team.