Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Odds & PredictionPublished April 04, 2019
The Montreal Canadiens (43-29-8) meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (46-27-7) at the Bell Centre on Saturday evening in the last game for both teams in the regular season.
The Canadiens will very probably need the win if they are to secure a NHL playoffs spot via a Wild Card, where they would join the already qualified Maple Leafs.
The Canadiens penultimate game of the regular season was a difficult looking road trip to the Washington Capitals on Thursday evening, with their last result prior to that being an excellent 4-2 win on home-ice against Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Habs are currently averaging 3.00 Goals per Game, placing them 14th overall in the NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing 2.86 Goals per Game (13th overall). On an individual player basis, Brendan Gallagher has scored 33 goals, while Max Domi has contributed 43 assists.
The Maple Leafs faced the Lightning themselves on Thursday evening, but prior to that they lost their last game 4-1 on home-ice to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday evening.
The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.50 Goals per Game (4th overall), while allowing 3.01 Goals per Game (17th overall). John Tavares has scored 47 goals to date, while Mitch Marner has provided 67 assists.
Predictions on this game will obviously focus on the Canadiens greater need, but with the Maple Leafs being their oldest rivals, they are unlikely to make things easy for them. Even so, the Canadiens have proven their character in beating the Lightning, so they look worthy tips to back on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Montreal Canadiens