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Detroit Red Wings

Toronto Maple Leafs
33-26-14 March 29, 2014, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre 36-31-8

Air Canada Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

The Maple Leafs sit at 36-31-8 on the season; in comparison, the Red Wings are currently 33-26-14. Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 41-31-3 OU, and Detroit is 32-35-6 OU.View Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Maple Leafs as -110 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Maple Leafs at No. 24 and the Red Wings at No. 5 heading into this contest.


Detroit was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Canadiens. They lost as -108 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Flyers on March 28. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -161 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 9-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.86 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 20.6% rate while the Red Wings have a 83.15% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Red Wings at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, March 30th
Toronto home to Calgary, Tuesday, April 1st