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NHL betting line favors Maple Leafs over Rangers

New York Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs
20-20-2 January 04, 2014, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre 21-16-5

Toronto will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New York Rangers pay a visit to Air Canada Centre.

This season the Maple Leafs are 21-16-5 overall while the Rangers are 20-20-2. As for the totals, Toronto is 20-20-2 on the OU, and New York is 17-17-8.

View New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 105 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Maple Leafs and the No. 8-ranked Rangers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, New York was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.71 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 21.97% while the Rangers defense kills off 84.5% of their penalties.

A few Rangers at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
NY Rangers is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
NY Rangers is 10-3-1 SU in its last 14 games on the road
NY Rangers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 9 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Rangers

Next up:
New York home to Columbus, Monday, January 6th