This may be a different Leafs team than the one the Sharks dominated 7-0 last year but the Maple Buds still have plenty of holes in their roster and will be home underdogs to the Stanley Cup runners-up this evening when they host San Jose at the Air Canada Centre.
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- The Sharks are 7-0 in their last 7 games against the Maple Leafs.
- The Maple Leafs are 8-2 in their last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
- The Sharks are 21-7 in their last 28 games as a moneyline favorite of -112 or less.
Toronto has been a pretty decent bet at home this season but they’ll be hosting one of the best teams in the league tonight as they look for just their second win in their last six games. San Jose has slowly been climbing the standings in the Pacific division and if everything goes their way, they could be sitting on top come Wednesday morning.
A bet to target tonight is the UNDER as a normally volatile Leafs team has posted five straight UNDERs and the Sharks are the best team UNDER team in the show. The Sharks have been breaching the total more often than they did in the first quarter of the season but they are still extremely disciplined on defense and have not quite found their scoring touch.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting San Jose Sharks in this one, they Sharks listed earlier today as favorites of -120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.4-1.8 win for the Sharks on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
San Jose Sharks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Toronto will face the 16-11-1 Sharks. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 13-14 in over under betting so far this season while the San Jose Sharks are 4-17-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs San Jose injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark , it’s the No. 20-ranked Toronto Maple Leafs and the No. 10-rated San Jose Sharks in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 7-ranked offense (2.93 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.18 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 18.29% rate while the Sharks have a 81.69% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Jose was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +136 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- San Jose is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
- San Jose is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- San Jose is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Toronto is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
- Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Jose at Ottawa, Wednesday, December 14th
Toronto home to Arizona, Thursday, December 15th