Planning on watching today’s Stars and Maple Leafs game? Catch the action at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, as the Maple Leafs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Maple Leafs are favored by -1.5 against the Stars.
DALLAS STARS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5
This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS:
- Our projections indicate that the Maple Leafs should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Maple Leafs on the moneyline
- The Maple Leafs should also cover at -1.5
Are the Stars Ready for a Win at Toronto?
Heading into tonight’s game, the Stars are 2nd in the Western Conference with 68 points and a record of 31-13-6. Over their last ten games, Dallas has gone 7-3 and won their last four games. On the road this season, the Stars are 15-5-4.
Against teams in the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 18-12 this season. As the underdog, the Stars are 2-1-1 this season and have won their last two games on the road.
On the road this year, the Stars have gone just 11-13 vs. the puck line and their average scoring margin is at +.6 goals per game. So far, Dallas has gone 18-32 vs. the puck line overall, including dropping four straight games.
Overall, the Stars have 17 one-goal wins compared to 14 wins by multiple goals. As the underdog, Dallas has gone 4-0 vs. the puck line and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at 0 goals per game.
This season, Dallas’ games are averaging 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Stars currently have an over/under record of 31-18-1.
In their last three games away from home, the Stars have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
When looking at their offense, the Stars have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 14th in the league. This year, the Stars have recorded a 18-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 13-5 record.
Dallas’ leading goal scorer is Roope Hintz. So far this season, he has 22 goals, placing him 24th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 25 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Maple Leafs head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Toronto. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Toronto, goalie Scott Wedgewood has started 21 games in this season. His current record is 13-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.66%.
Will Toronto Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
At home this season, the Maple Leafs are 11-10-2, and as the favorite, they are 21-11-7. In the Eastern Conference, Toronto is 6th with 58 points and a record of 25-15-8. Against teams in the East, the Maple Leafs are 10-16 this season.
Over their last ten games, Toronto has gone 4-6, and they have won two of their last three games. In the Atlantic Division, the Maple Leafs are 4th, and they are 4th in the division with 58 points.
At home this season, the Maple Leafs’ puck line record is 7-16, and their average scoring margin is +.2 goals per game. So far, Toronto has been favored in 39 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 9-30.
Over their last ten games at home, the Leafs’ puck line record is 3-7, and their puck line record for the season is 15-33. In their last three games, Toronto’s puck line record is 1-2, and their puck line record for their last ten games is 2-8.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Toronto is 6.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Maple Leafs come in with an over/under record of 24-22-2.
Through their last three road contests, the Stars offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Dallas posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 8th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. So far this year, the Maple Leafs are 13-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 11-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.
Toronto’s leading scorer is Auston Matthews. So far, he has 40 goals which is 1st in the NHL. Matthews also comes into the game with 19 assists.
The Maple Leafs defense is currently 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Toronto. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 4th with 4 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Martin Jones has started 15 games this season. His current record stands at 9-6, and his save percentage is 0.495%.