NHL Game Preview - Senators underdogs vs Maple Leafs at Toronto
Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Ottawa duelling Toronto on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.
The Maple Leafs are 8-6 so far on the season. The Senators, meanwhile, are 7-5-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 6-8 and the Senators go 4-10 on the totals.
The Maple Leafs - Senators odds would favor the Senators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ottawa is at No. 11.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 11-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.9 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 14.9% rate while the Senators have a 89.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Ottawa lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Penguins on February 13. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Toronto was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Carolina are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Senators at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ottawa's last 15 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
Ottawa at New Jersey, Monday, February 18
Toronto at Florida, Monday, February 18