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Leafs Out for Momentum With Win Tonight

Eric Staal Leo Komarov Hurricanes Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to build on a victory their last time out while the Carolina Hurricanes will attempt to get back in the win column when the two square off at the Air Canada Centre Thursday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Hurricanes are 4-1 SU in their last five games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Hurricanes are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games vs the Atlantic Division.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-20 in their last 26 games vs the Eastern Conference.

The Leafs ended a five-game losing skid with a 3-2 win at the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday and are currently priced at -120 at online shop Bovada to make it two in a row. The Canes used a nice four-game win streak to make a little noise at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, but that’s come to a screeching halt thanks to back-to-back losses with the most recent a 5-0 thumping courtesy the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Any playoff hopes Carolina has will now tested as netminder Cam Ward has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion. It appears as if Eddie Lack is going to get the start for the Canes. Lack has made two career appearances versus Toronto, stopping 41 of 42 shots and earning one win with a 0.64 goals against average and .976 save percentage.

The Leafs have a tall mountain to climb if they have any playoff aspirations this season but a win in Philly was a good start and a win versus the Canes – who they are chasing – would be a great momentum builder for the Buds.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Toronto Maple Leafs as -115 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.8 win for the Hurricanes on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs bring a 17-20-7 record to the battle against the 20-19-8 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 16-22-6 so far and the Hurricanes go 14-17-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Carolina injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Toronto Maple Leafs and the No. 11-ranked Carolina Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.52 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.74 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 16.91% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 80.7% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Carolina lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Penguins on January 17. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

The Maple Leafs were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to New York, Friday, January 22nd
Toronto home to Montreal, Saturday, January 23rd

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