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Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Montreal Canadiens will play Game 1 of their first-round best of seven series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Scotiabank Arena Toronto, CAN, on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 7:30 PM (EDT). With 59 points, Montreal placed third in the North Division, with a record of 24-21-11. The Canadians faltered late in games, losing their last five games, including two in a row to the Maple Leafs. Toronto outscored Montreal 8-4 in the two defeats.

Tyler Toffoli led Toronto in goal scoring with 28 during the regular season, and he also led the team in points with 44. With 30 assists, Jeff Petry led the team. Jake Allen was 11-12-5 in net with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. The Canadiens scored 2.77 goals per game on average and surrendered 2.89 goals per game on average. Montreal scored 19.2 percent of the time on the power play, and 78.5 percent of the time on the penalty kill.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 matches.
  • The Montreal Canadiens are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches against Toronto.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 matches this season.

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Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Predictions 5/20/2021

During the regular season, the Toronto Maple Leafs won the North Division, earning 35-14-7 with 77 points. Toronto was five points ahead of the Edmonton Oilers in second place. The Maple Leafs dropped both of their final two regular-season games, but the result of the division was already decided. Toronto won seven of its previous eight games before the two defeats at the end of the season.

Auston Matthews, who led the NHL in goals scored with 41, was Toronto’s highest goal scorer. Mitchell Marner led the team in assists (47), as well as overall points (67). Frederik Andersen was 13-8-3 in net with a 2.96 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. Toronto scored 3.32 goals per game on average while allowing 2.64 goals per game. The Maple Leafs scored an average of 20.0 percent on the power play, and 78.5 percent of the time on the penalty kill.

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are 7-3 SU in their last 10 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 matches against Montreal.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 11 matches played on a Thursday.

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs. The NHL pick for this game is the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Thursday, Toronto will overcome Montreal in Game 1, but the bet here is on the UNDER. The UNDER won four of the last six meetings between these two North Division foes, as well as six of the previous nine. In addition, as an underdog, the UNDER won 17 of Montreal’s last 26 playoff games. The Maple Leafs are conceding only 2.64 goals per game on average, while Montreal is scoring only 2.77 goals per game. The Toronto Maple Leafs win to a predicted play of UNDER 4-1.

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Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Scotiabank Arena Toronto, CAN

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

TV: NHL

NHL Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -210

NHL Totals: 5.5

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