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How the public is betting Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens first round NHL playoff series

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens Rangers face off in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down how the public is betting the series and Game 3.

Jake Evans #71 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at the Bell Centre on May 12, 2021 in Montreal, Canada. The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The No. 1 Toronto Maple Leafs and No. 4 Montreal Canadiens square off on Wednesday, May 19th to open their seven-game series for Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner advances to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the winner of the Oilers-Jets series. The Maple Leafs won seven of ten games between these two teams in the regular season.

The Maple Leafs have home ice advantage in this series and are a sizable series favorite (-315) at DraftKings Sportsbook. The betting public is all over Toronto with 93% of bets and 97% of handle to win the series. You can bet on the exact outcome of the series and the favorite is Toronto in five games at +330. All four Maple Leafs victory outcomes are ahead of the four Canadiens outcomes.

Here is the Maple Leafs-Canadiens series schedule with updated betting splits for each game.

No. 4 Montreal Canadiens win series 4-3 over No. 1 Toronto Maple Leafs

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1
Game 2: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1
Game 3: Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1
Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 0
Game 5: Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
Game 6: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)
Game 7: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1

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