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Leafs looking to continue hot start against Red Wings

If you’re into event planning, now might be the time to apply to the Toronto Maple Leafs parade committee. The Leafs continued their winning ways last night against Washington at the Verizon Center.  The new Stanley Cup favorites come back for some home cooking at the Air Canada Centre when they host the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games at home.
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto.
  • Auston Matthews is on pace for 58 goals this season.

These are not your father’s Red Wings. The Redshirts are 0-4 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Maple Leafs. Bettors should expect a close game between these two Original Six foes. The Wings are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, which makes them a great puckline pick. Goaltender Jimmy Howard is doing everything he can to keep Detroit out of the loss column. He currently ranks seventh in both GAA and save percentage in the NHL.

If you like betting OVER in the NHL, this is the game for you. The total has gone OVER in five of Toronto’s last six games. When the Leafs hit the ice this season, the average combined score is just under eight goals per game. Henrik Zetterberg and the Red Wings should pull their weight in the scoring department as the OVER has hit in four of their last six games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Toronto Maple Leafs as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The OVER/UNDER total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.7-2.3 win for the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. 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

The Toronto Maple Leafs currently sport a record of 5-1-0. The Detroit Red Wings are 4-2-0. Betting totals have seen the Maple Leafs post a 5-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Red Wings have gone 4-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Toronto Maple Leafs) and the No. 7 (Detroit Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs' No. 1-ranked offense (4.67 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs power play has clicked at a 28.57% rate while the Red Wings have a 89.29% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 loser at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Maple Leafs were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Toronto is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Washington, Friday, October 20
Toronto at Ottawa, Saturday, October 21