Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/28/21

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.

The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 34 goals, Mitchell Marner has 42 assists and John Tavares has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 17 goals on 211 shots.

The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 25 goals, Jeff Petry has 22 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 65 goals on 659 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 54 goals on 622 shots.

The Maple Leafs are 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Canadiens are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a home underdog. The under is 3-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 4 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Canadiens last 5 home games. The Maple Leafs are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Montreal. The favorite is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are showing signs of getting out their recent funk and they’ve done some of their best work on the road this season. As I’ve said many times in the past, the Montreal Canadiens continue to get respect from oddsmakers and don’t win enough to justify it. You can argue this line should be a lot steeper than it is, especially with the Maple Leafs winning four of the six meetings this season against the Habs. Give me the Maple Leafs and the cheap price.

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