Maple Leafs Form
The Maple Leafs come into this encounter on a six-game winning streak (which equates to their longest winning streak since November 2017), having had a 5-4 OT victory on the road at the New Jersey Devils in their last game on Friday night.
Zach Hyman, Ilya Mikheyev, Kasperi Kapanen and John Tavares scored for Toronto, with William Nylander being credited with the winner in overtime, although it was the Devils defenseman Mackenzie Blackwood who inadvertently backhanded the puck into his own net. Michael Hutchinson made 24 saves.
Toronto are averaging 3.51 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.18 (GA). Auston Matthews has 24 goals and 43 points for the Maple Leafs, while Mitch Marner has registered 25 assists. They are 10-4-4 on home-ice this season.
New York Rangers Form
The Rangers also come into this game on the back of a win, having beaten the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on home-ice on Friday night.
Mika Zibanejad scored two goals for the Rangers, with the others coming from Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider and Ryan Strome. Henrik Lundqvist stopped an impressive 39 shots.
The Rangers are averaging 3.22 GPG and allowing an identical 3.22 GA. Panarin leads the way for New York in terms of goals, points and assists, with 21, 48 and 27 respectively. They are 8-7-2 on the road.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers Betting Lines & Predictions
In terms of our NHL picks, Toronto are 12-4 since Sheldon Keefe replaced Mike Babcock as coach and with home-ice advantage they will expect to win this.
The Maple Leafs are available at odds of -210 (1.47) with bet365 on the MoneyLine, with the Rangers at +185 (2.85) with Sports Interaction. For the tip, we’ll go to the Point Spread and take Toronto -1.5 at +108 (2.08) with Sports Interaction.