Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Match Preview & Betting Odds 2019
February 07, 2019
A great matchup at the Bell Centre on Saturday night as the Montreal Canadiens (30-18-6) take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (32-17-3) in what is the oldest rivalry in the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens had a game the Thursday night prior to this encounter on home-ice against the Winnipeg Jets, with their previous game seeing them claim a good 4-1 win on home-ice against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
The Canadiens are now averaging 3.00 Goals per Game, which leaves them 14th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are currently allowing 2.89 Goals per Game, which places them in 13th position overall. On an individual player basis, Brendan Gallagher has 21 goals to date, while Max Domi has weighed in with 30 assists.
The Maple Leafs were on home-ice against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, with their previous game to that being a 6-1 win on home-ice against the rapidly sinking Ducks.
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.56 Goals per Game, which leaves them 4th overall in the NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing 2.81 Goals per Game, which places them 8th in the overall rankings. On an individual basis, John Tavares has lit the lamp 31 times for the Maple Leafs this season, while Mitch Marner has contributed with 43 assists.
In terms of bet predictions, the Maple Leafs have had an extra day’s rest and have the better stats over the course of this season, especially from an attacking viewpoint. The Maple Leafs are therefore the betting pick on the Money Line odds to win this game.