The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Air Canada Centre in Toronto tonight where they take on the Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs haven’t had much luck versus the Blackhawks over the past decade winning just 2 of the last 11 meetings.
Head to Head Trends
Blackhawks are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
Over is 9-2-2 in the last 13 meetings in Toronto.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 7th in the Atlantic Division with 39 points 18 points back of the 1st place Florida Panthers and just 1 point up on the last place Buffalo Sabres. The Maple Leafs had a rough start to the season losing 8 of their first 9 games and they have obviously played better since but they still suck pretty hard.
The Maple Leafs are in the bottom half of the league on offense averaging 2.46 goals per game and they are also in the bottom half on defense as well allowing 2.71 goals per game. The Leafs offense has been much better at home this season averaging 2.89 goals per game but their defense has also much worse as well allowing 2.89 goals per game.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends
Maple Leafs are 27-65 in their last 92 overall.
Maple Leafs are 11-24 in their last 35 games playing on 1 days rest.
Chicago Blackhawks (-130)
The Chicago Blackhawks are tied for 1st in the Central Division with the Dallas Stars both of whom have 62 points but the Stars have a couple games in hand on the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks are the hottest team in the league right now winning their last 9 straight games.
Over this recent hot stretch the Blackhawks have been getting it done on offense and defense. Over the last 9 games the Hawks are averaging 3.78 goals per game while allowing just 2.00 goals per game for a +1.78 goal differential.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends
Blackhawks are 9-0 in their last 9 overall.
Blackhawks are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. a team with a losing record.
I like the Chicago Blackhawks over the Leafs in this one. The Blackhawks are one of the best teams in the league and they’re super hot right now winning their last 9 in a row while the Leafs are pretty terrible in general but they have been extra bad of late getting outscored 12-2 over their last 3 games.
Free Pick: Chicago Blackhawks -130