Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks Prediction
The host Chicago Blackhawks have secured a pair of wins to open the season and will look for their third straight tonight as home underdogs against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Is a bet on Chicago the smart play tonight?
Sunday, October 7, 2018
United Centers at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Maple Leafs are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blackhawks are a +125 underdog, while the over-under sits at 6.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 59 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Toronto. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Maple Leafs fall at home to Sens
Toronto lost 5-3 at home Saturday against Ottawa as they surrendered two third-period goals to break a 3-3 tie. Morgan Rielly, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner all had a goal and an assist in the loss. Tyler Ennis and Patrick Marleau both added an assist. Frederik Anderson allowed four goals on 23 shots to take the loss.
Blackhawks secure win in OT
Chicago won by a 5-4 score in overtime Saturday at St. Louis, its second straight OT win to open the regular season. Jonathan Toews scored the winner 2:20 into overtime on assists from Brandon Saad and Henri Jokiharju. Toews had a hat trick to lead the Blackhawks to the victory. Patrick Kane contributed a goal and an assist. Marcus Kruger also scored a goal. Alex DeBrincat, Nick Schmaltz and Jokiharju recorded two assists apiece. Cam Ward registered 26 saves on 30 shots to earn the win.
NHL Public Betting Page
The over is 9-1-1 in the last 11 Maple Leafs road games. Toronto is 6-1 in its last seven games versus the Western Conference.
The Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last six home games. Chicago is 3-13 in its last 16 games playing on zero days of rest.
Both teams are playing on no rest, but Chicago could have more of a letdown tonight after two straight OT wins while Toronto will look to get back on the winning track after yesterday's rough outing. Take the Maple Leafs here as the favorite and consider the goal line considering how many goals are projected to be scored in this one.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS -145