Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Odds & Prediction
The Ottawa Senators (23-41-6) meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (42-22-5) in the Battle of Ontario at the Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday evening.
The Senators, for whom the playoffs have long been out of reach, were in action on home-ice against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday evening. Prior to that their last game was at the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday evening, when they lost 3-2 for a fourth straight defeat.
The Senators are currently averaging 2.93 Goals per Game, which leaves them 18th overall in the NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.71 Goals per Game (31st overall). Mark Stone has scored 28 goals for the Senators this season, while Thomas Chabot has contributed with 36 assists.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had games on home-ice against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday evening and the Flyers on Friday evening. Prior to that they faced the Tampa Bay Lightning on home-ice on Monday evening, when they suffered a heavy 6-2 loss.
The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.57 Goals per Game (3rd overall), while they are allowing 2.88 Goals per Game (12th overall). Leading scorer for the Maples Leafs this season is John Tavares with 38 goals, while Mitch Marner has provided 58 assists to date.]
The rivalry between these teams adds a little uncertainty to any NHL betting predictions for this game, but the Maple Leafs are a class above the Senators and their goal threat spells trouble for a porous Senators’ rearguard.
The Money Line odds will clearly favour the Maple Leafs, but they have to be the pick to win this game.
Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs