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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Carolina Hurricanes Preview

Carolina HurricanesToronto Maple Leafs
March 28, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Carolina Hurricanes vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

15-14-2TEAM RECORD18-12-4

The Maple Leafs get a visit from the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Toronto will face the 15-14-2 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 16-14-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 14-16-1 favoring the OVER.

View Carolina vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Maple Leafs as -136 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Maple Leafs rated this week at No. 12 and the Hurricanes sitting at No. 20.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 18.5% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 76.6% of their penalties.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Maple Leafs were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Hurricanes at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games
Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games
Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Carolina at Winnipeg, Saturday, March 30
Toronto at Ottawa, Saturday, March 30