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Home Ice Crucial When Blackhawks, Leafs Face Off

The streaking Chicago Blackhawks close out their Canadian road trip in the Air Canada Centre when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday. Traveling in this series has been dangerous, as the home team has won seven of the past eight meetings between the two clubs.

  • The Blackhawks are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Maple Leafs are 1-5 against the puckline in their past 6 home games.
  • The Maple Leafs are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games against teams with winning records.

The Blackhawks sit atop the Western Conference thanks to their stellar play the past couple months, as Chicago has gone 15-3-0 since the beginning of February. Patrick Kane has been lighting up scoreboards in that span, as the winger has scored 16 goals and 12 assists in the past 18 outings. Kane had one assist and finished plus-3 in the first game between the Blackhawks and Leafs this season.

The Leafs are bouncing back from a difficult stretch at the end of February, as Toronto has gone 4-1-0 in their past five. Auston Matthews has been ice-cold recently, as the rookie has tallied zero points in the past seven games and has only once posted a positive plus/minus in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Blackhawks opened as -105 moneyline in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.2 win for the Maple Leafs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs sport a record of 32-23-14 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at 45-20-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 31-37-1 for the Maple Leafs and 32-27-11 for the Blackhawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Chicago injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-ranked Toronto Maple Leafs and the No. 3-rated Chicago Blackhawks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.06 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 24.04% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 77.78% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Chicago at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Toronto was a 5-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They won as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Chicago is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Chicago's last 22 games
  • Chicago is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games
  • Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Colorado, Sunday, March 19th
Toronto home to Boston, Monday, March 20th