Blackhawks in Toronto Saturday night
The Chicago Blackhawks carry a long winning streak against the Toronto Maple Leafs into their matchup on Saturday night as the Original Six teams hit the ice at Air Canada Centre.
Chicago ran its winning streak over Toronto to eight games in their last meeting on October 19 with a 3-1 home victory at -180 on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks. That was just the second UNDER result in the last six games between the teams.
The Maple Leafs currently sport a record of 16-14-3. The Blackhawks are 23-6-5. Betting totals have seen the Maple Leafs post a 16-16-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 20-14 against the number.
The Maple Leafs sit at No. 20 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blackhawks sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Blues on December 12. Bettors who backed the Blues at -255 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.73 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.74 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 23.3% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 74% of their penalties.
A few Blackhawks at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago's last 14 games on the road
Toronto is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games at home
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Sunday, December 15th
Toronto at Pittsburgh, Monday, December 16th