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Rangers and Leafs Subject to Massive Total Tonight

When the Rangers and Maple Leafs last met a week ago, sportsbooks set an astronomical total of 6.5 for the game. Fast-forward to today and once again bettors will have to navigate a total of 6.5 for a Leafs-Rangers game. This is just the third time all season we’ve seen a total this high but considering the recent games of the two teams, it might be too low.

SHARK BITES
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games as a moneyline favorite of -122 or less.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Maple Leafs' last 7 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Rangers' last 7 games against the Maple Leafs.

Over their last 10, Rangers games have had an average total of 8.4 goals and Leafs games have had an average of 6.8. With these two teams being highly susceptible to allowing goals and having a high propensity for scoring them, I could see this game's total ending up in the double digits.

The young Leafs have been turning their season around and now sit just two points back of the Bruins for second place in the Atlantic Division with six games in hand. Their 4-2 win at Madison Square Garden last week was a huge coming of age result for guys like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander so expect them to come out of the gates tonight firing.

As their back end has gotten more and more exposed as the season has progressed, the Rangers have fallen back significantly in the Metropolitan race. A loss tonight would be their fourth straight and could be a dagger in their hopes for a division title.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Toronto sat as 101 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 6.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Maple Leafs to win this game 3.5-1.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs bring a 21-13-8 record to the battle against the 28-16-1 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 20-22 so far and the Rangers go 25-16-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Toronto Maple Leafs at No. 5 and the New York Rangers at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 5-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.73 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Rangers have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +149 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-3 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Toronto at -198 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Rangers's last 11 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Toronto is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Detroit, Sunday, January 22nd
Toronto home to Ottawa, Saturday, January 21st

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