Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs (46-19-6) vs Montreal Canadiens (20-40-11)

Game Info: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -400 / Montreal Canadiens +280 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens in Saturday NHL Action.

The Montreal Canadiens come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-40-11. Through 71 games, the Canadiens are 8th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 188 times, good for a rank of 27th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Montreal is the 31st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.8 goals per game. So far, the Canadiens have a strength of schedule rating of 8th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 32nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Toronto Maple Leafs get set to host the Montreal Canadiens with an overall record of 46-19-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Atlantic division. Through 71 games, the Maple Leafs have scored 274 goals, giving them an average of 3.83. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. On defense, Toronto is the 18th ranked unit, giving up 3.07 goals per contest. So far, the Maple Leafs have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Toronto's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 5th in the NHL.

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Through 71 games, the Montreal Canadiens goal and overall scoring leader is Nick Suzuki with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 19 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.4%. So far, 42.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Cole Caufield, who has 20 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice the Canadiens are -19 in scoring differential. Montreal's top goalie is Jake Allen, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game.

Through 66 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs' goal and overall scoring leader is Auston Matthews, with 97 points. He has reached his mark of 56 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.8%. So far, 27.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mitch Marner, who has 58 assists to go along with his 31 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21. Toronto's top goalie is Jack Campbell, who is giving up an average of 2.72 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Montreal's 71 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-28-2. So far, taking the over when the Canadiens are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 23-13-1. On the season 62.0% of Montreal's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 41.0% of the scoring coming from the Canadiens. In Toronto's 71 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-27-2. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 16-17-1. On the season, 68.0% of Toronto's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Maple Leafs. With a betting line set at 6.5 goals, look for this matchup to fall below the over-under betting line.

 

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