The Toronto maple leaves (10-5-5) and Devils of New Jersey (3-16-0) meet Wednesday at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s rules around the Odds Maple Leafs vs. Devilsand make our expert NHL picks and predictions.
The Maple Leafs are looking to recover after a 3-2 overtime loss as the favorite to the New York Islanders in Toronto on Monday night. Toronto has a 3-0-2 record in the last 5 games and has lost a few 3-2 OT games, including last Thursday against the Devils.
The Devils have won 13 consecutive games, including 10 in regulation. New Jersey’s final setback was a 6–3 loss in Newark on October 24 against the Washington Capitals. The Under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 games for the Devils, with New Jersey allowing only 1.6 goals per game in the last 5.
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Maple Leafs vs Devil’s Chances
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- Money Line (ML) : Maple Leafs +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Devils -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
- Puck Line (PL)/Against the Spread (ATS) : Maple Leaf -0.5 (+115) | Devils +0.5 (-135)
- More than/less (O/U) : 6.5 (O: -120 | U: +100)
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Maple Leafs at Devils projected goalkeepers
Matt Murray (2-1-1, 2.76 GAA, .913 SV%) vs. Vitek Vanecek (9-1-0, 2.14 GAA, .918 SV%, 1 SO)
Murray allowed just 2 goals on 34 shots in a win against the visiting Buffalo Sabers on Saturday. He was in the crease the last time these teams played, sidelining 30 of the 33 shots he faced in the 3-2 upset in overtime.
Yegor Sharangovich defeated Murray 57 seconds into overtime to make Vanecek a winner in Thursday’s OT victory in Toronto. Vanecek has a 6-0-0 record with a 2.18 GAA and .926 SV% in 6 starts and 7 appearances in November, and hasn’t lost a start since October 15 at home to the Detroit Red Wings.
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Maple Leafs at Devils picks and predictions
Maple Leafs 3, Devils 2
The MAPLE LEAVES (+120) the Devils (-140) played hard in Toronto Thursday, and the Leafs have the kind of high-octane offense to break New Jersey’s long-running win streak.
The Devils won’t go on winning forever, and the Leafs are 22-6 in their last 28 games in the Metropolitan Division.
Additionally, the Leafs are 8-1 in their last 9 encounters while going 4-0 in their last 4 trips to New Jersey.
Puck Line/Against the Spread
With a half goal rule, this is a pick ’em game and the ML offers more value.
UNDER 6.5(-120) is the skinny one here.
The Under won the first meeting in Toronto last week and the Under won nine of the last ten games in Toronto against teams with a winning record. The Under is also 14-6-1 in the last 21 for the Leafs overall. The Under is also 4-0-1 in the last 5 games in total for the Devils.
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