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Will Leafs right the ship vs wonky Wild?

The Minnesota Wild roll into the Air Canada Centre to face the suddenly struggling Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs came out red-hot to start the season but have dropped six of their last nine games and just squeaked by Vegas on Monday. Toronto opened as -130 favorites.

SHARK BITES
  • Forward Auston Matthews is out with an upper-body injury.
  • Toronto is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 at home.
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last five on the road.

The Leafs have been hard for bettors to wager on in the last few weeks as their goaltending has been atrocious. Frederik Andersen has a horrendous .894 save percentage and a 3.43 GAA, both ranking 34th in the NHL. And in their last 10 games, the Leafs have been outscored 30-19. For those reasons, taking the Toronto -1.5 puckline (+220) should be out of the question until the Leafs start to show more consistency.

Minnesota, on the other hand, is coming off a 5-3 loss to the depleted Boston Bruins and is 1-3 SU in its last four games. The Wild have been another hard team for bettors to feel confident in after dominating the Western Conference last season. ’Sota is 5-8 SU this season and has dealt with a lot of injuries with Zach Parise out until the new year and up-and-coming forward Charlie Coyle out with a broken leg. The only silver lining for Wild backers is they’re 7-0 SU in their last seven against the Leafs and have decent value to get the W at +125.

Although goal scoring is at a blistering pace this season, the UNDER looks like a great way to line your pockets. The total opened at 6 and when these two clubs face each other, it can be a bit of a snoozer for fans expecting offensive fireworks. The total has gone UNDER in the last 10 games in this matchup and the average total was just 2.9 goals. Don’t get cute — take the UNDER.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Wild were listed as +131 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 6 before betting started earlier on Wednesday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3-2.4 result in favor of the Maple Leafs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto will face the 5-6-2 Wild. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 11-4-1 in OVER/UNDER betting so far this season while the Minnesota Wild are 8-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Minnesota injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Maple Leafs rated this week at No. 18 and the Wild sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.81 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 17 at 3.08 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 24.07% while the Wild defense kills off 82% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Bruins on November 6. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-3 winner at home against the Golden Knights. Bettors on Toronto at -223 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 16 games
  • Toronto is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Montreal, Thursday, November 9
Toronto home to Boston, Friday, November 10

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