Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Free Pick
TORONTO, ONTARIO (The Spread) - The Canadiens have already clinched a playoff berth but they're still chasing down Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference. The Habs will visit the Maple Leafs tonight at 7:00PM ET.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Canadiens opened as -104 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -110, while the Maple Leafs' odds have gone from -104 down to +102. Montreal enters play with a 26-9-5 overall record and is 13-4-2 on the road, while Toronto is 22-13-5 overall and 11-7-2 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 81% of bettors favor the Canadiens. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Montreal. According to latest NHL trends, the Canadiens are 4-1 in their last five trips to Toronto, while the road team is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams. The Habs are also 7-2 in their last nine road games, 6-2 in their last eight games overall, and 4-1 in their last five games on Saturday nights. On the other side, the Maple Leafs are 1-4 in their last five games playing on two days of rest and 7-19 in their last 26 home games versus a team with a road win percentage of greater than .600. Look for Montreal to pick up another big road win tonight.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: MONTREAL CANADIENS -110