Blackhawks vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
The last time the Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs played, the clubs combined to score 13 goals. Will Wednesday night’s matchup also be high-scoring for bettors when the teams square off at 7:00 p.m. ET?
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 11, 2019
TV: NBC Sports Network, Sportsnet, TVAS (Toronto)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Maple Leafs are -244 money line favorites to beat the Blackhawks, who currently are +200 underdogs to pull off the upset. Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Maple Leafs to win on the money line.
Chicago Blackhawks Fantasy Spin
Jonathan Toews had one goal and one assist in Monday’s 7-1 win over Arizona. Toews got his 30th goal of the season late in the second period on a penalty shot. This marks the third time in his career that he has hit the 30-goal plateau. Toews last scored 30 times back in 2010-11 when he had 32 in 80 contests. He has 30 goals and 71 points in 69 matches this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs Fantasy Spin
Auston Matthews found the back of the net in Monday’s 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Matthews’ incredible individual effort led to this spectacular goal which cut his team’s deficit to 4-1 in the second period. The goal also put an end to his six-game goal drought. He finished the night with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal and two hits in 17:20 of ice time. The 21-year-old now has 31 goals and 61 points in 55 games this season. Connor Brown also scored for the Maple Leafs on Monday night.
The Blackhawks are 5-2 in their last seven games as a road underdog and have won 14 of their past 20 games overall.
The Maple Leafs are 39-17 in their last 56 home games and are 53-24 in their last 77 games as a favorite.
The total for tonight is high but these teams can each score at will. Auston Matthews scored twice and had two assists in Toronto’s 7-6 overtime win over Chicago on October 7 while Patrick Kane is coming off a two-goal performance in the Blackhawks’ 7-1 win over the Coyotes on Monday. Jonathan Toews also scored versus the Maple Leafs and Coyotes, giving this Chicago offense a massive scoring punch. The over is 36-11-4 in the Blackhawks’ last 51 games overall and is a perfect 5-0 in the Maple Leafs’ last five home games.
Wednesday NHL Prediction: Blackhawks/Maple Leafs over 7