Leafs vs Senators NHL preview
The Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs will renew their rivalry on Wednesday night as those two Northeast Division teams do battle in NHL betting action at the online sportsbooks.
The Senators and Maple Leafs have split their two meetings so far this season, although Toronto is 3-1 in the past four games between the two teams. The OVER/UNDER has gone 3-6-1 for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in their 10 most recent matchups.
Supporters of the Senators have seen them go 12-7-4 so far this season, while the Maple Leafs are at 14-9. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 10-11-2, while the Senators are 4-17-2.
The Maple Leafs were listed earlier today as -157 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Senators taking on the No. 18-rated Maple Leafs in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 10-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.9 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 16.9% rate while the Senators have a 89.8% rate on the penalty kill.
The Senators were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Toronto was a 4-2 winner at home against the Devils. Bettors on Toronto at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing NY Islanders are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Senators at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ottawa's last 10 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Ottawa
Toronto is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Ottawa at NY Rangers, Friday, March 8
Toronto at Boston, Thursday, March 7