Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (26-10-3) vs Montreal Canadiens (17-9-9)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -145 / Montreal Canadiens +131 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 19 goals, Jonathan Douin has 19 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 62 goals on 638 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 27 goals on 347 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 27 goals, Mitchell Marner has 34 assists and John Tavares has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.9 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 Canadiens are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Canadiens last 8 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 overall. The Canadiens are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto. The favorite is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens are showing signs of putting things together over the last week or so, but now they go on the road where they've struggled all year. The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking more and more like the team we saw at the start of the season, and they've won three of the four meetings this season against the Habs. The jury is still out on the Canadiens, while the Maple Leafs are a team you should probably blindly back as long as the price is right. This is a more than reasonable price. Give me the home team.
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Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -145
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