NY Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs met a week ago. The total line was set at an astronomical 6.5 for the game. Fast-forward to today and once again bettors will have to navigate a total of 6.5 for a Leafs-Rangers game. This is just the third time all season we’ve seen a total this high but considering the recent games of the two teams, it might be too low.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Maple Leafs’ last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Rangers’ last 7 games against the Maple Leafs.
Over their last 10, Rangers games have had an average total of 8.4 goals and Leafs games have had an average of 6.8. With these two teams being highly susceptible to allowing goals and having a high propensity for scoring them, I could see this game’s total ending up in the double digits.
The Maple Leafs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games as a moneyline favorite of -122 or less.
The young Leafs have been turning their season around and now sit just two points back of the Bruins for second place in the Atlantic Division with six games in hand. Their 4-2 win at Madison Square Garden last week was a huge coming of age result for guys like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander so expect them to come out of the gates tonight firing.
As their back end has gotten more and more exposed as the season has progressed, the Rangers have fallen back significantly in the Metropolitan race. A loss tonight would be their fourth straight and could be a dagger in their hopes for a division title.
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Toronto sat as 101 underdogs. The total was set at 6.5.
The Toronto Maple Leafs bring a 21-13-8 record to the battle against the 28-16-1 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 20-22 so far and the Rangers go 25-16-4. Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets. Find us on both Facebook and Google+!
Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 5-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.73 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Rangers have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.
The Rangers were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +149 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, Toronto was a 4-3 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Toronto at -198 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Bet on the total line for this match. Sign up now at Regalpoker.com.