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NHL Betting Line Favors the Minnesota Wild over the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday

The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Minnesota Wild invade Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Toronto Maple Leafs in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 145 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2 win for the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maple Leafs sit at 21-31-10 on the season; in comparison, the Minnesota Wild are currently 29-25-10. Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 25-29-8 OU, and Minnesota is 25-27-12 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Minnesota injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Toronto Maple Leafs and the No. 9-ranked Minnesota Wild, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 14.36% while the Wild defense kills off 76.69% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Capitals on March 02. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -300 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
  • Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Buffalo, Saturday, March 5th
Toronto home to Ottawa, Saturday, March 5th