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The Chicago Blackhawks look for a seventh straight win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday and they will be favored to do so against the slumping Leafs.

They will do so without captain Jonathan Toews, who is expected to miss his sixth straight game.

The last Toronto win over Chicago was 2003 and they come off a loss last night and play on no rest. Chicago has been struggling as well, losing 12 of 16 games.

Check the opening NHL moneyline later this morning and click the matchup link below for trends and analysis.

View Toronto vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Blackhawks and the No. 18-ranked Maple Leafs, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 7-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 15.9% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 76.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +118 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Blackhawks were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Anaheim are 9-1
After a loss are 1-9

 

A few Maple Leafs at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto10-4-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Montreal, Saturday, March 3
Chicago at Ottawa, Friday, March 2

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