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Vancouver CanucksToronto Maple Leafs
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

18-11-2TEAM RECORD16-12-3

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Vancouver duelling Toronto on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

The Maple Leafs bring a 16-12-3 record to the battle against the 18-11-2 Canucks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 19-12 so far and the Canucks go 15-14-2.

View Vancouver vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Maple Leafs, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canucks, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 6-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 21.6% rate while the Canucks have a 86.4% rate on the penalty kill.

Vancouver lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Hurricanes on December 15. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -127 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 8-2
After playing Carolina are 5-5-1
After a loss are 7-3

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-2
After playing Buffalo are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Canucks at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Vancouver is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Toronto's last 23 games when playing Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver home to Minnesota, Monday, December 19
Toronto home to Los Angeles, Monday, December 19

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