Scotiabank Arena will be the site for an intriguing clash as the New Jersey Devils visit Toronto to meet the Maple Leafs. This Eastern Conference matchup will get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14 and it can be caught live on Sportsnet Ontario.
New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
With a moneyline of -260, Toronto enters the contest as the noticeable favorite. The line for New Jersey now stands at +220, and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -135 for the over and +115 for the under.
Producing -6.2 units for moneyline bettors, Toronto is 24-22 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is fairly close to the 46-36 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 46 regular season contests, 26 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 18 have gone under and just two have pushed. Thus far, the team’s 11-11 SU at home.
The Maple Leafs have converted on 22.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s good enough for seventh-best in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 27th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 75.8 percent of all penalties.
As a team, the Maple Leafs have been called for penalties just 3.2 times per game overall this season, 2.6 per game over their last five outings total, and 3.0 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to kill penalties for just 7.5 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, in total.
With a .912 save percentage and 28.1 saves per game, Frederik Andersen (21-15-5) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Leafs this year. If the Leafs decide to give him a breather, however, head coach Sheldon Keefe could go with Michael Hutchinson (3-9-9 record, .885 save percentage, 3.83 goals against average).
Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner will both be focal points for the Maple Leafs. Matthews (54 points) is up to 31 goals and 23 assists and has recorded multiple points in 18 different games this year. Marner has 13 goals and 31 assists to his name and has recorded at least one point in 26 games.
New Jersey has lost 7.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 17-28 straight up (SU). A total of 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As an away team this season, the Devils are 10-12 SU.
The Devils have converted on just 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 30th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 16th overall and it’s successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all opponent power plays.
New Jersey’s players have been whistled for penalties 4.1 times per game in total this season, and 5.8 per game over their last five road outings. The team’s had to kill penalties 16.4 minutes per contest over their last five road games.
MacKenzie Blackwood (.905 save percentage and 2.97 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for New Jersey. Blackwood is averaging 26.5 saves per game and owns a 14-20-6 record.
Kyle Palmieri (16 goals, 15 assists) and Nico Hischier (12 goals, 16 assists) have been standout playmakers for New Jersey and will pace the attack for the visiting Devils.
New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions
NHL Tip: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Over
New Jersey is 2-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while Toronto is 1-3 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their last five matchups.
Toronto has allowed 3.3 goals per game overall this season, but is allowing 6.0 goals per matchup on its three-game losing skid.
Over Toronto’s last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-2 in those games).
New Jersey skaters recorded 23.5 hits per game last season, while the Maple Leafs logged 18.8 hits per matchup.