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Detroit Red WingsToronto Maple Leafs
Jan 7, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

25-13-1TEAM RECORD20-15-5

Toronto will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Detroit Red Wings pay a visit to Air Canada Centre.

The Maple Leafs sit at 20-15-5 on the season; in comparison, the Red Wings are currently 25-13-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 24-16 OU, and Detroit is 17-22 OU.

View Detroit vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 135 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Maple Leafs at No. 23 and the Red Wings at No. 3 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 5-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 21.1% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -155 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -150 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-2
After playing Winnipeg are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Wings at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit's last 22 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chicago, Sunday, January 8
Toronto home to Buffalo, Tuesday, January 10

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