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Rangers Have Been a Good Bet Off a Loss

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The New York Rangers will look to rebound from a tough loss to the Chicago Blackhawks when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs - the NHL’s worst team - at the Air Canada Centre Thursday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Maple Leafs' last five games.
  • The Rangers are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games on the road.

Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 19 shots as the Blueshirts fell 5-3 to the Hawks at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. It was just their second loss in seven games and the first time they failed to collect a point in as many contests. On the bright side, the Rangers have had a penchant for following up a loss with a win as they’ve won the last nine times they’ve been in that spot.

The Leafs are now at the bottom of the NHL with 49 points and are just 3-6-1 in their last 10 games heading into Thursday evening. The Buds were hammered by the Blackhawks by a score of 7-2 their last time, but have had a couple of days off in between.

The Rangers have had the better of the Leafs (as have the rest of the league) this season, winning both meetings thus far. Early reports indicate that Antti Raanta will get the start for the Rangers with Thursday's game being the second of a back-to-back spot. Raanta will be hungry for a good performance, however, as he has not posted a win since November 15.

New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs sport a record of 20-26-9 heading into this matchup, while the New York Rangers sit at 32-19-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-24-8 for the Maple Leafs and 25-23-9 for the Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Toronto Maple Leafs at No. 30 and the New York Rangers at No. 14 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.44 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 15.12% while the Rangers defense kills off 76.88% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -241 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Toronto
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Detroit, Sunday, February 21st
Toronto home to Philadelphia, Saturday, February 20th