Five of six NHL teams who are scheduled to play on Sunday, November 6, are coming from the Eastern Conference, including these two in Carolina, and here you can get the best Maple Leafs vs Hurricanes. Rangers betting pick and odds.
Carolina is looking for the fifth consecutive win when they welcome Toronto at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes are -145 moneyline favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. These Eastern Conference rivals met three times last year, and the Maple Leafs won that series 2-1.
Maple Leafs snapped the negative run
The Toronto Maple Leafs (5-4-2-0, 2-9 ATS) were in a poor form of four consecutive losses as they spent five straight games on the road. However, the Leafs returned home and snapped this negative streak with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Toronto was a much better team in that W against Philly, registering 44 hits opposite the Eagles’ 25. The visitors did take a 1-0 lead, but the Maple Leafs scored three in the final period to secure a well-deserved victory. John Tavares dominated with four points, while Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews, and Morgan Rielly had two apiece. Tavares is a man to watch for the Leafs on Sunday as he has 14 points so far (G 7, A 7). William Nylander is following him with 11 (G 4, A 7), while Marner also has 11 (G 2, A 9).
Erik Kallgren (0-1-2) will likely start at goal against the Hurricanes on Sunday. The 26-year-old is allowing 3.62 goals per game and has a .875 SV% without shutouts.
D Jake Muzzin has been moved to the long-term injured reserve list with a neck injury, and it is unknown when he will return to the ice.
Hurricanes are playing their best hockey
The Carolina Hurricanes (8-2-1-0, 5-6 ATS) are going through their best period of the campaign as they recorded four wins in a row. Although two of those wins came in shootouts and one in overtime, the Canes still climbed up to the 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Carolina’s latest victory was in regulation as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 at home.
The visitors held on in the opening period and kept the Canes to a 2-2 result, but Carolina scored three goals before the Sabres managed to soften the defeat. Sebastian Aho impressed with four points in this win; Martin Necas added three, while Seth Jarvis, Andrei Svechnikov, and Teuvo Teravainen each registered a pair of points. Necas is one of the best players in the NHL and is currently 5th in the points table with 17 (G 7, A 10). Aho is right behind with 15 (G 7, A 8), while Svechnikov has 13 (G 8, A 5).
Frederik Andersen (5-2-0) is named a probable starting goaltender against the Maple Leafs on Sunday. The 33-year-old allows 2.66 goals per contest and owns a .894 SV% without shutouts.
LW Max Pacioretty is on the long-term injured reserve list after undergoing surgery to repair an Achilles injury, and he is expected to miss at least six months of action.
- 1-4 in the last five overall
- 0-4 in the last four road games
- 4-0 in the last four overall
- 4-0 in the last four vs. Eastern Conference rivals
- 4-1 in the last five vs. Atlantic Division opponents
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes Pick
Toronto is playing a tough home game against the Boston Bruins on Saturday, and facing the second-best team in the East on Sunday is not going to be easy as well. Carolina is in excellent form at the moment, and I am backing the Canes to continue with fine displays and add another W. The Leafs recorded just four points in six road games so far, which is another advantage for the Hurricanes. Carolina has a few tougher opponents after this one, so I am backing the hosts to get a victory here.
Pick: Take the Hurricanes to win (-145)
Carolina scored at least four goals in three of the last four games, while Toronto allowed 4+ goals in three of the last four games. The Canes have the 14th offense that is scoring 3.27 goals per game, and given that the Maple Leafs will be a bit tired in the second of a back-to-back set, I am backing the hosts to score 4-5 goals on Sunday. Over is 19-5-3 in the Maple Leafs’ last 27 road games; Over is 4-1 in the Hurricanes’ previous five overall, while Over is 7-1-1 in Carolina’s last nine vs. Atlantic Division rivals.
Pick: Go Over 6.5 goals (-110)