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Toronto favored by -136 against New Jersey on Sunday


New Jersey Devils

Toronto Maple Leafs
19-18-9 January 12, 2014, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre 21-20-5



The Toronto Maple Leafs battle the visiting New Jersey Devils on Sunday in NHL betting action at Air Canada Centre.

The Maple Leafs sit at 21-20-5 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 19-18-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 23-21-2 OU, and New Jersey is 14-23-9 OU.

View New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Devils listed earlier today as underdogs of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Maple Leafs and the No. 16-rated Devils in this matchup.

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Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -147 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Toronto was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as +152 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 21.68% rate while the Devils have a 86.39% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New Jersey at Montreal, Tuesday, January 14th
Toronto at Boston, Tuesday, January 14th

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