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Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs NHL Playoffs Odds and Game 7 Preview – May 31st, 2021

By Hank Blaine

Tonight will end this Canadian series between the Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs. This is the second time these two teams faceoff in a Game 7. Toronto had the series in the bag a couple of games ago, but Montreal was able to get their act together and bring down the Leafs to extend this series to the very end. The pressure is on for both sides.

Which of these two Original Six will take their next step in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Let’s dive into this Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Game 7 matchup, along with the latest Stanley Cup odds, betting trends and expert predictions. Be sure to check out for more Stanley Cup Playoffs odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Game 7 Information

  • When: Monday, May 31st, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Radio: TSN 690 AM (Canadiens) / /TSN Radio 1050 AM (Maple Leafs)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs (-196) / OU: 5.5

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Why Bet on the Montreal Canadiens?

The Canadiens took Game 6 and Game 6 by surprise. Toronto thought they were home free with their three straight wins in a row. But they let the ball drop. The Habs do have a history with Game 7s. Their recent history states they’ve won the last 5 of 6 Game 7s. So they can definitely play under pressure and have that experience under them with other previous playoff participations.

Once Again, Carey Price is their top player for tonight. He has delivered a high dangers save percentage of 87.76%. He did get much pressure in Game 6 but was able to stop the Leafs on their tracks and only allowed two goals on Saturday night. Their defensive line will have much work against the Toronto offense, but they’ve been able to read them well to regain that comeback.

Why Bet on the Toronto Maple Leafs?

If you think that the Maple Leafs couldn’t close out the series early due to a lack of effort, that wouldn’t be correct. They have had some injuries that have affected their game play and current plans to take down the Habs. Some of those injuries are uncertain for Game 7, so there will quite a change in the lineup for tonight.

Goalie Jack Campbell returns are their star player, having obtained a overall save percentage of .937, placing him in second in the playoff rankings. The defensive line will have much work to do, as they’ve allowed Montreal to get past them in the previous two games. The offensive has to step it up tonight if they want to keep their hopes alive.

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Betting Trends

  • The Canadiens are 3-8 SU in the last 11 games.
  • The Canadiens are 4-9 SU in the last 13 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
  • The totals went under in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 games.
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-2 SU in the last 7 games at home.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-4 SU in the last 13 games when playing at home against Montreal.
  • The totals went under in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games.

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Expert Betting Predictions

Taking a quick look at both franchises history with Game 7s, the Maple Leafs have a record of 12-12, but they haven’t obtained a win since 2004. Their last playoff series win was against Ottawa. On the other hand, the Canadiens are 14-9 when it comes to Game 7s. The home field advantage will be in Toronto’s favor, though their recent action placed them into a tough spot. Which of these two Canadian teams will make the cut? We’ll just have to find out tonight!

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.