Leafs visit the Hawks on Saturday
An Original Six matchup will highlight the NHL betting board for Saturday night this week as the Chicago Blackhawks get a visit from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs and Blackhawks haven't met since February 2012, when Chicago won 5-4 as a -157 home favorite on the NHL odds. Overall the Maple Leafs are just 3-7 in their past 10 games against the Blackhawks.
Chicago battles the Maple Leafs, currently with a 6-2-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-6 for the Blackhawks and 3-5 for the Maple Leafs.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blackhawks as -200 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The Blackhawks sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 16 on the same chart.
In their last action, Toronto was a 3-2 loser at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at +130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.38 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 18.52% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 87.1% of their penalties.
A few Maple Leafs at Blackhawks trends to consider:
Toronto is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Toronto at Anaheim, Tuesday, October 22nd
Chicago at Florida, Tuesday, October 22nd