A day after hosting Edmonton, the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Uniondale, New York to take on the New York Islanders. Toronto is in third place in the Atlantic Division while the Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan. Who takes it in a battle between two of the best in NHL?
Maple Leafs vs Islanders NHL Odds, Preview & Predictions
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. pic.twitter.com/lmqVb61hFY— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) 28 de febrero de 2019
- When: Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
- TV: ESP+
- Radio: Toronto / New York
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: -110
- Over/Under Total Odds: TBA
- Puck Line Odds: TBA
Why Toronto Maple Leafs are a good bet?
The Toronto Maple Leafs remains one of the top teams in the National Hockey League even though they’re in third place in the deep Atlantic Division. The best team in NHL, Tampa Bay, leads the division with 100 points while the Boston Bruins are in second place with 83.
If the Maple Leafs were in any other division, they’d be leading it. Toronto ranks fourth in goals per. They rank tenth in goals allowed. That means they play both ends of the ice equally well. They should be good enough on Thursday night to beat the Islanders on the road.
- Goals For: 3.6
- Shots For: 32.1
- Power Plays: 21.7%
- Face-Offs: 52.7%
- Goals Against: 3.8
- Shots Against: 32.8
- Penalty Kills: 80.4%
- Shutouts: 4
Why NY Islanders are a good bet?
Yes, the NY Islanders don’t have as many points as Toronto, but they’re only off by a single point, their 79 to the Maple Leafs 80. Not only that, the Islanders are in a tie with the defending Stanley Cup champs, the Washington Capitals, above the Metropolitan Division.
The Islanders dominated the Maple Leafs the last time they played them. They beat Toronto 4-0. Such a thorough beating means that NYI just knows how to play against the Maple Leafs. No matter what Toronto has changed, preventing a similar outcome will be difficult to accomplish.
- Goals For: 2.9
- Shots For: 28.3
- Power Plays: 16.9%
- Face-Offs: 48%
- Goals Against: 2.3
- Shots Against: 30.8
- Penalty Kills: 80.3%
- Shutouts: 2
NHL Betting Trends for Maple Leafs vs Islanders
- Toronto is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Toronto is 9-4 SU in the last 13 games
- The total went OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 12 games
- NY Islanders is 3-8 ATS in the last 11 games
- NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games at home
- The total went UNDER in 15 of NY Islanders’s last 20 games
Maple Leafs vs Islanders Final NHL Betting Analysis
Trends tell us that this situation sets up for both teams to win on Feb. 28. However, the Islanders are cold, going 1-3 in their last 4. Then again, 2 of the losses were on the road while the other was to tough Calgary.
The Flames are the best team in the Pacific Division. The Leafs are on a 2 game win streak. The last time they won 2 in a row, they ended up losing their next 3. Toronto must battle the Islanders after taking on Edmonton at home on Wednesday night. That gives NYI the edge. The Islanders take this.
NHL Betting Pick: New York Islanders moneyline