BMO Field will play host to the first-ever outdoor NHL game in Toronto with the Red Wings in town looking to put consecutive wins together for the first time in close to a month. Detroit has actually been better on the road than they are at home this season but they come into the game as an underdog which just happens to be a profitable spot for them.
- Toronto beat Detroit 3-2 in an outdoor game in 2014.
- Toronto is 5-1 against the puckline in its last six games.
- In 18 career games vs Toronto, Henrik Zetterberg has 20 points.
The Wings have been a hard team for bettors to figure out this season as they’ve gone 11-9-3 as an underdog, but 5-7-1 as a favorite. They’re on a bit of a mini-surge as a dog, as they’ve won five of their last seven games at plus money with four of those wins coming on the road.
Although it’s not a traditional home game, the Leafs have been struggling in Toronto as they’ve dropped five of their last six at home. Those leaning towards the Wings and wanting an extra nudge will be interested to know that they’ve won six of their last eight road games.
The total for the game opened at 5.5 goals and these teams have gone UNDER in an amazing nine straight games against each other. Low scoring has been the norm in the T Dot as the Leafs have strung together six straight UNDERs at home.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Toronto Maple Leafs in this one found them earlier as -155 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-1.6 result in favor of the Maple Leafs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Toronto Maple Leafs bring a 16-12-7 record to the battle against the 16-16-4 Red Wings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 14-21 so far and the Red Wings go 15-15-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Detroit injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 7 (Toronto Maple Leafs) and the No. 27 (Detroit Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
The game also pits Toronto’s No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 2.94 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.83 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 20% while the Red Wings defense kills off 81.98% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Detroit at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Toronto won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Lightning on December 29. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at +116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
- Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Toronto is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Toronto’s last 13 games
- Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Anaheim, Wednesday, January 4th
Toronto at Washington, Tuesday, January 3rd