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Wings Awful in Second of Back-to-Backs

Dylan Larkin Detroit Red Wings NHL

With just four games left in the NHL’s regular season, the pressure is mounting for teams battling for precious playoff spots. The Detroit Red Wings are one such team and will look to strengthen their case for a ticket to the postseason with a win at the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night. Trouble is, the Wings find themselves in a spot where they haven’t exactly excelled this season.

Shark Bites
  • UNDER is 9-1-1 in the previous 11 meetings between these two teams.
  • Red Wings are 4-11 SU in their last 15 road games.
  • OVER is 5-0-1 in the Red Wings’ last 6 games overall.

At online shop Bovada, the Wings are priced at -150 for their visit to Toronto while the home team is +120. The total is tabbed at 5.5 with OVER priced at +115 and UNDER at -145.

The Wings posted a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild Friday night but have been abysmal in the second game of back-to-back situations. Detroit has gone just 1-10 in its previous 11 games in this spot and has lost nine-straight in their last nine games with zero days of rest in between contests.

Detroit is just one point back of the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division and are even with the Philadelphia Flyers for the final playoff spot, but the nod for that currently goes to the Flyers.

These two teams have played three times thus far with the Wings holding a 2-1 SU edge. The Buds prevailed the last time the two met as they skated to a 1-0 victory back on March 13.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Toronto Maple Leafs in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 128 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

A 3-2.4 result in favor of the Red Wings is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Toronto Maple Leafs are 28-38-11 overall while the Detroit Red Wings are 39-28-11. As for the totals, Toronto is 30-35-12 on the OU, and Detroit is 30-34-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Toronto Maple Leafs at No. 18 and the Detroit Red Wings at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.43 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.74 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 15.57% while the Red Wings defense kills off 81.18% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Wild. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -133 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 6th
Toronto home to Florida, Monday, April 4th