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Maple Leafs Have Been a Puckline Dream on the Road

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a team on the rise, the Detroit Red Wings are not. These two Original Six teams heading in opposite organizational directions will meet at the Joe Louis Arena tonight for the Leafs’ second-last game ever at the historic building. The Wings played and lost in overtime last night and are 0-2 straight up in their last two games in the second game of a back-to-back.

  • The Maple Leafs have a 17-5 road puckline record this season.
  • The favored team is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games in this matchup.
  • The Red Wings are 7-18 SU in their last 25 games against their division.

The Leafs have won three straight road games, are coming off a dominant 4-0 performance against the Calgary Flames and will want to keep that ball rolling tonight. Head coach Mike Babcock will look to take advantage of his team’s youth this evening to outskate a squad that will be playing its second game in as many nights. If you can find a prop for the Leafs to get the first goal, I’d recommend giving it a sprinkle.

After a decent start, the Wings have been on a gradual but steady decline and they’ve now drawn even with five other teams at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Losers of their last three games, the Wings will be desperate for a win but with Petr Mrazek in net, they may be in tough. The Czech netminder is 10-11-5 this season with a sub-optimal .895 save percentage.

Toronto shoots the puck more than 26 other teams in the league so expect Mrazek, who’s allowed at least two goals in 13 straight games, to be tested early and often.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs were listed as -133 favorites on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2 win for the Maple Leafs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 22-14-9 this season, while the Red Wings are 20-19-9. Toronto is 21-24 on the totals; Detroit is 22-20-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Toronto injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Detroit Red Wings and the No. 4-ranked Toronto Maple Leafs, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 22-ranked offense (2.56 goals per game) against a Toronto Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.91 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 10.56% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 85.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto was a 4-0 winner in its last match at home against the Flames. They won as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -217 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Toronto's last 23 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Philadelphia, Thursday, January 26th
Detroit home to New Jersey, Tuesday, January 31st