Maple Leafs vs. Rangers Prediction
The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night to take on the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m. ET. Despite the scoring potential on both sides, is 7 too high of a number to take the over when it comes to this matchup?
027 Toronto Maple Leafs (-141) at 028 New York Rangers (+120); o/u 7
7:30 p.m. ET, February 5, 2020
Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 64% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Maple Leafs to win on the money line.
Toronto Maple Leafs Fantasy Spin
Michael Hutchinson will face the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Hutchinson picked up the loss in relief on Monday night against Florida when he allowed three goals on 13 shots. Frederik Andersen left the game and didn't return after first period because of a neck injury. Andersen is listed as day-to-day. Hutchinson hasn't looked good in relief outings, but he has won each of his last four starts. He has a 4-8-1 record this season with a 3.62 GAA and .886 save percentage in 14 appearances.
New York Rangers Fantasy Spin
Igor Shesterkin will start Wednesday's game against Toronto. Shesterkin turned aside 23 shots in a 4-2 win over Detroit last Friday. He has a 3-1-0 record this campaign with a 2.51 goals-against average and .927 save percentage following his first four NHL starts.
The road team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams, while the Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last five road games versus the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-2 in their last nine games versus Eastern Conference and are 7-3 in their last 10 games after allowing five goals or more in their previous game.
This is a big number but these are two of the better over teams in the NHL. The over has cashed in four straight Maple Leafs’ road games, is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall and is 24-8-1 in their last 33 games versus Eastern Conference. The over is 8-2-1 in the Rangers’ 11 home games, is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games as an underdog and is 6-0 in their last six games as a home underdog.
Wednesday NHL Prediction: Maple Leafs/Rangers OVER 7