Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds & Prediction
February 21, 2019
The Maple Leafs were last in action on Thursday evening, when they hosted the Washington Capitals. Prior to that they went down to a 3-2 OT loss at the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday evening, for what was their third defeat in five games.
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.53 Goals per Game (4th overall in the NHL standings), while allowing 2.88 Goals per Game (8th overall). On an individual basis, John Tavares has scored 33 goals, while Mitch Marner has contributed 48 assists.
The Canadiens were on home-ice against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday evening, with their game prior to that ending in a 3-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on home-ice on Tuesday. That victory ended a four-game losing streak for the Habs.
The Canadiens are averaging 2.95 Goals per Game (16th overall), while they are allowing 2.95 Goals per Game (13th overall) from a defensive viewpoint. On an individual basis, Brendan Gallagher has scored 23 goals to date, while Max Domi has provided 32 assists.
In such an old rivalry, the formbook can often go out the window when it comes to making any predictions. However, although they have struggled for any great consistency of late, the Maple Leafs are not only in better form than their opponents, but they also have better overall stats for the season and home-ice advantage. That has to make them the tips on the Money Line odds to take both points in this game.