Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens NHL Playoffs Odds and Game 3 Preview – May 24th, 2021
The Canadian series continues in Quebec, as Game 3 of the Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens continues, with the series currently tied. After getting a big win this past Saturday in Game 2 at 5-1, Toronto is looking to get the win on the road and apply the needed pressure for the rest of the series. The Maple Leafs have already suffered a loss in their team along with losing Game 1.
It’s time to deliver essential information in your direction. Explore important team details, key players, the latest NHL odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions–all of which are geared towards better picks. Don’t forget to check out more Hockey odds and lines at our online BTC sportsbook before placing your bets!
Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Game 3 Information
- When: Monday, May 24tg, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- TV: NHL Network, CBC, SN, TVAS
- Radio: TSN Radio 1050 AM (Maple Leafs) // TSN 690 AM (Canadiens)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs (-164) / OU: 5.5
Why Bet on the Toronto Maple Leafs?
As we mentioned at the beginning, the Maple Leafs didn’t start off on the right foot in the series. Besides losing the first game, they lost their captain John Tavares after a collision in Game 1. It was quite the crash, getting damage in his knee, but avoided getting damage in the head, neck and spine. He’ll be probably out for two weeks.
But Game 2, totally different story. They dominated with expected goals of 62.4% and scoring chances of 56.92%. And their power play started to work. They had six, while just giving one. It was the first time they had multiple power-play goals in a single game since March 2021. It’s safe to say that the previous performance will boost their confidence.
Why Bet on the Montreal Canadiens?
The Habs have been very physical. Game 1 was proof of that. Though they had their infractions and could be putting a lot on the line a lot of penalties. They’ve made much more impact in the offense, but only has managed to get three goals in two games. They have to get scoring if they want to cause some pressure on Toronto.
There hasn’t been much change within the lineup and probably won’t be. Their player to look out for would be Cole Caufield. Though still much of a rookie, he had a decent regular season, but his style of play doesn’t go much with the physicality of the Canadiens. He could become an important factor when playing at home on Monday night.
Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Betting Trends
- The Maple Leafs are 8-4 SU in the last 12 games.
- The Maple Leafs are 8-4 SU in the last 12 games against Montreal.
- The totals went OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
- The Canadiens are 1-6 SU in the last 7 games.
- The Canadiens are 13-6 SU in the last 19 games when playing at home against Toronto.
- The totals went UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 games against Toronto.
Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Expert Betting Predictions
Just by the performance manifested in Game 2, we could simply say that the Maple Leafs are going to bring back that same energy and take another victory. But many experts have said the same thing, they are inconsistent in the postseason. It’s been a while since they’ve had back to back win in the playoffs.
But Montreal hasn’t been powerful, though they’ve made many shots. But shots don’t equal wins. They need to keep themselves in line and stop getting penalties if they want to have a offense to begin with. At this moment of a tied series, the winner could definitely define the rest of the way.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.