Toronto Maple Leafs (10-2-1) at Montreal Canadiens (8-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +117 / Toronto Maple Leafs -145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 36.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 11 goals, Mitchell Marner has 15 assists and John Tavares has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 29 goals on 302 shots faced and Jack Campbell has given up four goals on 52 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 4.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with nine goals, Nick Suzuki has nine assists and Brendan Gallagher has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 20 goals on 198 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up nine goals on 149 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The Canadiens are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 6-2 in Maple Leafs last 8 road games. The under is 5-2-2 in Canadiens last 9 home games. The Maple Leafs are 3-11 in the last 14 meetings in Montreal and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams are off to a fire start and past meetings have been highly competitive, as six of the last eight contests between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens have seen overtime. The Toronto Maple Leafs are the more talented team and have the higher upside, but they've also had issues against the Habs over the years, especially when playing in Montreal. We're also getting plus money with the Montreal Canadiens at home, a team that's first in goals per game and shots per game. I'll take it.