Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs NHL Prediction
The Toronto Maple Leafs are unbeaten in their last four games but are they a safe play as a moneyline favorite on Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens? The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. ET.
003 Montreal Canadiens (+125) at 004 Toronto Maple Leafs (-145); o/u 6
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Montreal Canadiens DFS Spin
Carey Price (undisclosed) will not travel with the Canadiens to Toronto. Price will miss Wednesday's game as a result. Meanwhile, he's being evaluated in Montreal. He's being evaluated after playing through Monday's 3-2 overtime win against Edmonton. The Canadiens are hopeful that it's nothing serious.
Toronto Maple Leafs DFS Spin
Auston Matthews scored a pair of goals in Monday's 5-3 road win against the Calgary Flames. Matthews lit the lamp for the 26th time at 7:53 of the first period to make it 2-0, and he returned midway through the third period with a power-play goal to restore Toronto's lead to 4-3 after the Flames stormed back. His 27th goal stood up as the game-winning tally, assisted by John Tavares and Zach Hyman. Matthews has scored a goal in four of his past five games, and he has posted four goals with eight points and a plus-8 rating across the past six outings.
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
The Maple Leafs are hot, winners of four straight overall and five of their last six following a win. They’re also 7-1 in their last eight games when their opponent allowed two goals or less in their previous game and are 43-19 in their last 62 games after scoring five goals or more in their previous game. The Canadiens, meanwhile, are just 2-5 in their last seven games in Toronto and have dropped eight of their last 11 on the road.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS -145