In the oldest rivalry in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens (30-18-6) meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (32-17-3) at the Bell Centre on Saturday evening.
The Canadiens had a game the Thursday evening prior to this match on home-ice against the Winnipeg Jets, with their game before that resulting in a 4-1 win on home-ice against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday evening.
The Habs are currently averaging 3.00 Goals per Game, which places them 14th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.89 Goals per Game, which leaves them in 12th position overall. On an individual basis, Brendan Gallagher has 21 goals to date, while Max Domi has provided 30 assists.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were in action on home-ice against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday evening, with their previous game to that being a 6-1 win on home-ice against a Ducks team that is really struggling in recent weeks.
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.56 Goals per Game, which leaves them 4th overall in the NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing 2.81 Goals per Game, which puts them 8th in the overall rankings. On an individual basis, John Tavares has scored 31 goals for the Maple Leafs, while Mitch Marner has contributed 43 assists this season.
In terms of NHL betting predictions, the Maple Leafs have had an extra day’s rest and have superior stats over the course of the season, particularly from a goalscoring perspective. The Maple Leafs are therefore our tips on the Money Line odds to win.
Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs