NHL Game Preview - Maple Leafs underdogs vs Rangers at New York
Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at Madison Square Garden on Saturday as host New York battles the Toronto Maple Leafs in hockey odds action.
Supporters of the Maple Leafs have seen them go 2-2 so far this season, while the Rangers are at 1-3. In totals betting, the Rangers are 2-2, while the Maple Leafs are 2-2.
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -173 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 7 and the Maple Leafs sitting at No. 26.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 22-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 13 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 11.1% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.
The Maple Leafs were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, New York was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing NY Islanders are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Maple Leafs at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games
Toronto at Buffalo, Tuesday, January 29
NY Rangers home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 29