Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Apr 07, 2021

Eric Staal

The new guy in Montreal - Eric Staal - made a great first impression in his debut Monday and scored the overtime winner with less than a minute to go.

Montreal
19-13-6-3
AT
April 07, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
28-12-4
Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +130
Over / Under o +6

24%

Betting Action

76%

Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -156
Over / Under u +6

24%

Betting Action

76%

Toronto Maple Leafs netminder Jack Campbell puts his undefeated record on the line tonight as they host the Canadiens. Campbell extended his win streak to nine in a row on Monday tying the franchise record for longest win streak and he would make history with a win tonight.

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs 4/7/21 Betting Analysis

The Leafs and Habs faceoff for only the fourth time this year. Toronto is a -150 favourite as they lead the season series three games to one, out scoring the Habs 15-11. Montreal has found their groove again lately, winning 4 of the last five, but the Leafs have been even better, currently on a four game win streak with a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10. The Canadiens have been a better road team all season with a 9-3-7 record and travel to the Scotiabank Arena 1-0-1. The Maple Leafs have received 71 percent of bets so far.

Bettors are less decisive on the over/under with a total of 6, as it is currently split 61-39 to the over. Three of four games between them have had six goals or more, splitting the over/under 2-2. Both teams have played the under in six of their last 10 and Toronto did it in four of its past five.

Montreal Canadiens

The new guy in Montreal, Eric Staal, made a great first impression in his debut Monday and scored the overtime winner with less than a minute to go. That was the Habs’ first overtime goal this season and only their second win in extra time, but it came with a hefty price. Carey Price finished the game but was ruled out versus the Leafs with a lower body injury. The Canadiens also lost winger Brendan Gallagher in the first period, when he took his own teammates shot off his hand, breaking his thumb.

On a brighter note, Josh Anderson seems to be heating up again after having only a goal in 10 games. He’s potted three goals in the past two and has scored three in four games versus Toronto. The Habs have a chance to make up some ground on the North division over the next few weeks with four games in hand.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Jack Campbell joined the likes of Jacques Plantes and Felix Potvin, with his ninth win in a row against the Flames Monday night. Looking back at his streak, he has posted a ridiculous 1.53 goals against average along with a .944 save percentage. Campbell has softened the blow of losing Frederik Andersen who remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury suffered on March 19.

The Leafs top line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner has been picking defences apart all season. The two combine for 93 points so far and in four games they have 12 points against Montreal. Matthews scored his 26th and 27th goal on Monday extending his lead in the race for the Rocket Richard trophy.

Toronto has 17 games left on their schedule and will face the Canadiens six more times.

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