Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens - 5/29/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens - 5/29/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens (26-24-11) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (38-15-8)

Game Info: Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +135 / Toronto Maple Leafs -162 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Maple Leafs will head on the road to face the Montreal Canadiens in game 6 of their 1st round playoff series. The Maple Leafs lead the series 3-2.

The Montreal Canadiens are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games, averaging 1.9 goals and allowing 3.4 with a .891 save percentage. Montreal has not been taking advantage of the home ice this season, with a nearly .500 record, and -.3 scoring differential. Against the Toronto they are just 3-4 at home and have been outscored 6-1 in two contests this postseason. They have not gotten much production out of their top linesman, with Joel Armia leading the team with 4 points on the third line. Carey Price has performed well in the playoffs, averaging 2.66 goals against: in line with his regular season average.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 5-2-3 in their last 10 games, averaging 3 goals and allowing 2.2 with a .916 save percentage. They have been just as effective on the road this season with a .696 point percentage and + 0.75 scoring differential; they have also won the first two on the road in this series. Center William Nylander leads the team with 7 points; he has 4 goals and 3 assists this postseason coming off a 42 points regular season.  Jack Campbell has been lights out in goal. He has allowed just 1.61 goals per game and has stopped .944% of the shots he has faced.

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Montreal is 13-11-4 at home this season, 24-32 ATS, and the under is 29-24.

Toronto is 17-7-4 on the road this season, 22-34 ATS, and the under is 28-24.

The Maple Leafs fought back to force overtime in the last game but came up short in extra time, giving up a goal on a two man breakaway. They still managed to outshoot the Canadiens in the game and have been getting the better production out of their goalie. Montreal may have given everything they had to scrape out that win and the Maple Leafs nearly weathered the storm. Toronto appears poised to start their deep playoff run. Give me the Maple Leafs to win.

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Joe’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -162

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