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Battle of Ontario Seeing A Lot Of Goals

The Toronto Maple Leafs will welcome their provincial rivals, the Ottawa Senators, Saturday night in the newest chapter of the Battle of Ontario. Offense has been the name of the game when these teams meet as the OVER is 8-2 in the past 10 meetings between the Leafs and Sens. Those 10 games have seen a combined average of 6.8 goals per game.

Shark Bites
  • The Senators are just 1-6 in their past seven games in Toronto.
  • The Maple Leafs are 1-5 in their past five games at the ACC.
  • The OVER is 10-5 in the Senators past 15 games.

Of course, the biggest story coming from this game is the return of Dion Phaneuf to the Air Canada Centre after the Leafs traded their long-time captain to the Ottawa Senators in the beginning of February. The trade was the first move in the Leafs mission to tank this season, with Toronto winning just two of 10 games since Phaneuf was shipped off.

As profitable as the OVER has been when the Leafs and Sens clash, Toronto’s lack of offense has made them a hot UNDER player lately. The Leafs have gone UNDER in five consecutive games with the team netting just one goal on three occasions.

The Senators have been struggling on the road all season, but it has been accentuated as of late. Ottawa has just two wins in their past seven road games with those two victories coming against the lowly Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Ottawa Senators opened as -146 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.1-2.4 win for the Senators on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Toronto Maple Leafs are 21-32-10 overall while the Ottawa Senators are 30-28-7. As for the totals, Toronto is 25-30-8 on the OU, and Ottawa is 33-31-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Ottawa injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Toronto Maple Leafs and the No. 21-ranked Ottawa Senators, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.38 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.14 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 14.36% while the Senators defense kills off 73.66% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -152 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -213 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Ottawa's last 15 games
  • Ottawa is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa's last 9 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa home to Dallas, Sunday, March 6th
Toronto home to Buffalo, Monday, March 7th