Toronto Maple Leafs (33-17-3) at Montreal Canadians (31-18-6)
NHL: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. ET (Bell Centre)
Line and Odds: Maple Leafs -1.5 / Canadians +1.5 Over/Under 6.5
Free ESPN NHL Pick Montreal Canadians vs Toronto Maple Leafs
One of the oldest rivalries in the NHL is heating up as the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Montreal to square off with the Canadians at the Bell Centre. Both teams have become contenders in the Atlantic division with each sitting second and third in the division. A win in this game could go a long way in the playoff push.
The Leafs are on a three-game winning streak as they enter this match-up with the Canadians. Toronto is 5-5 in their last 10 games and holds second in the Atlantic division with 59 points this season. Mitch Marner leads the team in points with 65 on 20 goals and 45 assists. John Tavares is the top goal scorer for Toronto with 32 goals this season. This is the Leafs second road game in their last five games. They got back on the winning track during their three-game home stretch. The net is manned by Frederik Andersen (24-11-2) and Garret Sparks (7-3-1) this season.
The Canadians have caught fire as of late which includes a three-game winning streak. Montreal has only lost twice in their last 10 games. Montreal has gotten well into the fight for the playoffs in the Atlantic Divison with a respectable third place spot with 58 points this season. Max Domi is the points leader for the Canadians with 47 points on 17 goals and 30 assists. Brendan Gallagher is the top goal scorer for the Canadians this season with 21 goals. Carey Price (23-13-4) and Antti Niemi (8-5-2) man the net for Montreal this season.
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Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games.
Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games on the road.
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal.
Montreal is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games.
Montreal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal’s last 12 games at home.
Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto.
Free NHL Prediction Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadians
As many meetings over the years between these rivals this edition should be a battle. Both teams have won five games against the other in the last 10 meetings head-to-head between the Maple Leafs and Canadians. Toronto has won each of the last five games against Montreal. In those last 10 meetings, the final goal total was over only twice, and shouldn’t be over in this one either. I like the under in this one. Toronto should be able to go on the road in this one and get the win.