Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars

Toronto
Maple Leafs
15 - 5 - 6
Dallas
Stars
14 - 6 - 5
December 06, 2022, 8:30 PM EST
 | American Airlines Center

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Toronto
Maple Leafs
15 - 5 - 6
Dallas
Stars
14 - 6 - 5
December 06, 2022, 8:30 PM EST
 | American Airlines Center
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs (15-5-6) will play on the road for the sixth time in seven games when they visit the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars (14-6-5) on Tuesday in a near pick’em at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. More people would probably be talking about the Maple Leafs as one of the top Stanley Cup contenders in the Eastern Conference if not for the Boston Bruins, who just so happen to play in the same division and have the fewest losses in the league.  

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    Early money has come in on a Toronto team that has rebounded from a mediocre start to win five of its last six, with four of those games played away from home.

    Prior to last Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Maple Leafs won five games in a row along with six of seven and eight of 10, with the two losses during that stretch also decided in OT. They have not lost in regulation time since falling 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins sans goaltender Matt Murray (more on him later) back on November 11.

    Dallas is coming off a 6-5 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild at home on Sunday, failing to cash as a -155 favorite with goalie Scott Wedgewood between the pipes. The Stars had won their previous two games by a combined score of 9-1, with the UNDER going 2-0 as well. This line was at a near pick’em price, slightly shaded toward visiting Toronto at -108, with the total also down to 6 from 6.5 in what should be a close game.

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    Murray’s Return Sparks Maple Leafs to Positive Run

    While some ridiculed Toronto for making another poor goalie choice after Murray went out with an injury in the season opener, he and his teammates may end up getting the last laugh – if he can just stay healthy. Murray (5-1-2, 2.63 goals-against average, .921 save percentage) has been the key to the team’s winning ways lately, going 5-0-2 since coming back from IR.

    It also helps that he and his fellow netminders are getting plenty of help offensively, with the Maple Leafs outscoring opponents 25-17 in the last seven games. Winger Mitch Marner just set Toronto’s consecutive points record with at least one point in 19 straight games, something that will be on the line here at Dallas too on Tuesday.

    DeBoer Continues to Work Magic for Another New Team

    Pete DeBoer was seen as the goat last season as the head coach for an injury-plagued Vegas Golden Knights club that missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. But what a difference a year makes, as Dallas still sits atop the Central, ahead of the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.

    If DeBoer can end this campaign like he has started it, he may take home the Jack Adams Award given to the top coach for the first time in his career.

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    Of course this is nothing new for the 54-year-old Ontario native, who has enjoyed early success with the New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks and Golden Knights before eventually flaming out with each of those teams. In fact, he made it to at least the conference finals in his first year with New Jersey, San Jose and Vegas, playing for the Cup twice over that span, something he hopes to do again this season.

    Maple Leafs: Keys To Victory

    Strong defense, led by improved goaltending, has been the secret to Toronto’s success. While Murray has played extremely well lately as the starter, reserves Erik Kallgren and Ilya Samsonov have also allowed only one goal apiece in their last outings that contributed to the team’s recent five-game winning streak. No matter who is in net, the Maple Leafs need to continue playing well on the blue line to hold the Stars in check.

    Stars: Keys To Victory

    Dallas has scored five goals or more in eight of its last nine wins, and lighting the lamp four times was not enough in three of its past six losses. It would be easy to say scoring five times is the key to victory in this spot, but the most goals scored against Toronto this year has been four on eight different occasions, and the team lost all eight of those games. So scoring four times should be plenty if the Stars are going to win.

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    Shark Bites
    • Toronto is 8-0-3 in its last 11 games.
    • Toronto is 6-0-2 in its last 8 road games.
    • Dallas is 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.

Odds

Tuesday, December 6 Tue Dec 6


Opening
Current

Puckline
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+1.5
-230
+100
o6.5
-115
-1.5
+190
-123
u6.5
-105
Puckline
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+1.5
-245
+106
o6
-117
-1.5
+205
-117
u6
+106

Edge Finder

3.04
Goals
3.88
30.85
Shots
31.71
23.81
PP/PK Percentage
30.00
3.04
Goals
3.88
0.96
1st Period
1.17
1.15
2nd Period
1.29
0.88
3rd Period
1.42
30.85
Shots
31.71
10.15
1st Period
11.08
11.38
2nd Period
10.67
9.12
3rd Period
9.83
3.23
Power Play Chances
2.92
0.77
Power Play Goals
0.88
23.81
PP/PK Percentage
30.00

Head To Head

TOR
Stat Type DAL
8-2-0
Record
2-5-3
4-6
O/U
4-6
3.90
Score
2.40
34.40
Shots
30.10
10.00
Power Play Goals
4.00
33.00
Number of Power Plays
27.00
30.3%
Power Play Percentage
14.81%
85.19%
Penalty Kill Percentage
69.7%
TOR
Stat Type DAL
3-0-0
Record
0-1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
3.67
Score
1.67
41.33
Shots
27.00
3.00
Power Play Goals
1.00
13.00
Number of Power Plays
9.00
23.08%
Power Play Percentage
11.11%
88.89%
Penalty Kill Percentage
76.92%
Oct 20/22 (1 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
3
Score
2
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
43
Shots
28
1
Power Play Goals
1
8
Number of Power Plays
4
12.5%
Power Play Percentage
25%
75%
Penalty Kill Percentage
87.5%
Apr 7/22 (2 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
4
Score
3
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
41
Shots
18
1
Power Play Goals
0
3
Number of Power Plays
2
33.3%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
66.7%
Mar 15/22 (3 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
4
Score
0
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
40
Shots
35
1
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
3
50%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
50%
Feb 13/20 (4 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
2
Score
3
5.5 o
O/U
5.5 u
31
Shots
19
1
Power Play Goals
1
2
Number of Power Plays
4
50%
Power Play Percentage
25%
75%
Penalty Kill Percentage
50%
Jan 29/20 (5 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
5
Score
3
6 o
O/U
6 u
34
Shots
34
0
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
3
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Nov 1/18 (6 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
1
Score
2
6 o
O/U
6 u
31
Shots
18
1
Power Play Goals
0
5
Number of Power Plays
2
20%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
80%
Oct 9/18 (7 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
7
Score
4
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
30
Shots
34
2
Power Play Goals
1
3
Number of Power Plays
1
66.7%
Power Play Percentage
100%
0%
Penalty Kill Percentage
33.3%
Mar 14/18 (8 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
6
Score
5
5.5 o
O/U
5.5 u
31
Shots
35
1
Power Play Goals
0
1
Number of Power Plays
1
100%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
0%
Jan 25/18 (9 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
4
Score
1
6 o
O/U
6 u
29
Shots
40
1
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
3
50%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
50%
Feb 7/17 (10 of 10)
TOR
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
3
Score
1
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
34
Shots
40
1
Power Play Goals
1
5
Number of Power Plays
4
20%
Power Play Percentage
25%
75%
Penalty Kill Percentage
80%

Team Records

TOR
Record DAL
15-5-6
All
14-6-5
8-2-3
Home
7-2-3
7-3-3
Away
7-4-2
11-9-5
As Fav
11-5-3
4-1-1
As Dog
3-6-2
11-15
ATS
16-9
3-10
ATS Home
7-5
8-5
ATS Away
9-4
9-16-1
O/U
13-11-1
3-10
O/U Home
8-4
6-6-1
O/U Away
5-7-1
TOR
Record DAL
7-0-3
All
5-1-4
2-0-2
Home
3-0-3
5-0-1
Away
2-1-1
4-2-2
As Fav
4-3-3
3-1-1
As Dog
1-2-1
8-2
ATS
6-4
2-2
ATS Home
3-3
6-0
ATS Away
3-1
4-5-1
O/U
6-4
1-3
O/U Home
4-2
3-2-1
O/U Away
2-2
TOR
Record DAL
4-1-1
All
6-2-3
3-0
Home
3-0-3
1-1-1
Away
3-2
4-1
As Fav
5-1-3
0-0-1
As Dog
1-1
3-3
ATS
6-5
1-2
ATS Home
3-3
2-1
ATS Away
3-2
3-2-1
O/U
5-5-1
1-2
O/U Home
4-2
2-0-1
O/U Away
1-3-1
TOR
Record DAL
10-2-3
All
5-3-2
5-1-2
Home
2-1
5-1-1
Away
3-2-2
7-2-2
As Fav
4-0
3-0-1
As Dog
1-3-2
8-7
ATS
7-3
2-6
ATS Home
2-1
6-1
ATS Away
5-2
5-9-1
O/U
5-5
2-6
O/U Home
2-1
3-3-1
O/U Away
3-4
TOR
Record DAL
5-3-3
All
9-3-3
3-1-1
Home
5-1-3
2-2-2
Away
4-2
4-2-3
As Fav
7-2-3
1-0
As Dog
2-1
3-8
ATS
9-6
1-4
ATS Home
5-4
2-4
ATS Away
4-2
4-7
O/U
8-6-1
1-4
O/U Home
6-3
3-3
O/U Away
2-3-1

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
T.J. Brodie D IR (01/10), Ribs
Jake Muzzin D IR (10/17), Neck
Matt Murray G Is out indefinitely, Undisclosed
Auston Matthews C IR (01/29), Knee
Victor Mete D IR (12/27), Lower Body
Nicholas Robertson LW Is out indefinitely, Shoulder
Name Position Inj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line SHOTS SA PP PK GOALIE
Dec 3, 2022 TB 3-4 L +115 39 33 1/5 4/6 Andrei Vasilevskiy
Nov 30, 2022 SJ 3-1 W -300 32 24 0/3 0/0 Aaron Dell
Nov 28, 2022 DET 4-2 W -150 25 44 1/2 3/3 Ville Husso
Nov 26, 2022 PIT 4-1 W +110 41 26 0/3 2/2 Casey DeSmith
Nov 25, 2022 MIN 4-3 W -105 28 28 0/3 1/2 Marc-Andre Fleury
Nov 23, 2022 NJ 2-1 W +115 20 35 0/4 3/3 Vitek Vanecek
Nov 21, 2022 NYI 2-3 L -175 32 24 1/2 1/1 Ilya Sorokin
Nov 19, 2022 BUF 5-2 W -280 23 34 2/3 4/6 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen
Nov 17, 2022 NJ 2-3 L -145 27 33 1/5 2/2 Vitek Vanecek
Nov 15, 2022 PIT 5-2 W -115 33 37 0/1 3/3 Casey DeSmith
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Date Opp Score SU Line SHOTS SA PP PK GOALIE
Dec 4, 2022 MIN 5-6 L -155 35 31 0/4 3/4 Marc-Andre Fleury
Dec 1, 2022 ANA 5-0 W -300 41 31 2/4 3/3 Anthony Stolarz
Nov 28, 2022 STL 4-1 W -120 24 24 0/1 1/1 Jordan Binnington
Nov 26, 2022 COL 1-4 L +150 42 36 1/5 3/4 Alexandar Georgiev
Nov 25, 2022 WPG 4-5 L -175 41 28 1/4 2/2 Connor Hellebuyck
Nov 23, 2022 CHI 6-4 W -310 39 31 1/2 2/2 Petr Mrazek
Nov 21, 2022 COL 2-3 L -120 24 35 0/1 5/6 Alexandar Georgiev
Nov 19, 2022 NYI 5-2 W -160 35 29 0/2 4/5 Semyon Varlamov
Nov 17, 2022 FLA 6-4 W +140 29 44 0/3 2/4 Spencer Knight
Nov 15, 2022 TB 4-5 L +110 32 38 2/2 4/5 Brian Elliott
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