Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers

Leafs Can’t Afford Letdown with NHL Betting Odds at Rangers

February 7th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

Following a hot start Toronto has cooled off considerably as an NHL betting online value.  As a result, Tampa Bay has been able to run away and hide in the Atlantic Division.  While the Maple Leafs haven’t been bad, they have been slowed down.  Last week they tried a jumpstart attempt with the acquisition of defenseman Jake Muzzin from Los Angeles.  Quality depth on defense is a must for a deep playoff run.  Contrarily the Rangers are in full blown rebuild mode.  In turn not much was expected of them this season.  Yet they have been profitable at times.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers

Date and Time:  Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7 p.m. ET

Location:  Madison Square Garden, New York

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Maple Leafs vs. Rangers TV Coverage: NBCSN

Toronto Maple Leafs

Increasingly Toronto has been inconsistent on the board with five losses in their last nine games.  Just three of their last ten games have gone over the total.  It follows that the Maple Leafs are now 32-17-3 with 23-25-4 under the total.  Toronto has fallen far behind Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division race.  Presently the Leafs continue to have strong metrics.  TO ranks fourth in the NHL for goal scoring and eighth for goals against.

New York Rangers

In the same way the Rangers have stumbled recently with three losses in their last four games.  Three of their last five games have gone under the total.  New York has the metrics of a team with a long way to go.  As an example, the Rangers have NFL rankings of 27th for goal scoring and 25th for goals against.  Overall the Broadway Blueshirts are 22-22-6-2 with 27-24-1 over the total.

Important Names on the Ice

On this occasion the Maple Leafs have vastly superior firepower. Free agent acquisition John Tavares has made a huge impact.  The center iceman has 31 goals with 25 assists and a plus 14.  Further help comes from center Mitch Marner’s 20 goals and 43 assists with a plus 18.

Stats to Consider

Despite their recent issues Toronto has maintained their NHL Betting online effectiveness on the road.  The Maple Leafs have gotten the cash in four of their last six away games.  Seven of their last nine away matchups have gone under the total.  Balanced against that is New York’s weak value at Madison Square Garden.  As an example, the Rangers have won just three of their last 11 home matchups.  Five of their last seven games at MSG have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

In particular the Maple Leafs have shown superior sportsbook value against the Rangers.  TO has paid in four straight games against the Broadway Blueshirts.  Three of the last five meetings in this series went under the total.   Additionally, the Maple Leafs have been highly profitable at Madison Square Garden.  TO has gotten the money in five of their last seven games at the Rangers.  Four of the last five between these teams at MSG sent under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In view of the metrics and lineup Toronto has the NHL Betting online matchup advantage.  As mentioned earlier they also own the Rangers.

Maple Leafs vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Picks

For this purpose, the Maple Leafs are the superior pick.

Maple Leafs vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Pick:  Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Series Prediction:  Maple Leafs 4, Rangers 2

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