Predators take on the Maple Leafs
The Nashville Predators will be looking for some revenge on Thursday night as they head to the Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second time this season.
The Maple Leafs blanked the Predators 4-0 in Nashville as an underdog on the NHL betting odds when the teams met for the first time this season back in October. The UNDER has paid out in four of the last six games between the two teams.
The Maple Leafs sit at 13-7-1 on the season; in comparison, the Predators are currently 10-9-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 8-13 OU, and Nashville is 7-10-4 OU.
The Maple Leafs sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Predators sit at a No. 19 on the same chart.
Nashville won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Red Wings on November 19. Bettors who backed the Predators at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Toronto was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Islanders. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 9-ranked offense (2.95 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 24.29% rate while the Predators have a 82.19% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Predators at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Nashville
Nashville home to New York, Saturday, November 23rd
Toronto home to Washington, Saturday, November 23rd