Maple Leafs vs Rangers 2019 NHL Lines, Game Analysis & Prediction

Maple Leafs vs Rangers 2019 NHL Lines, Game Analysis & Prediction

Written by on December 19, 2019

On Friday, Toronto heads to Madison Square Garden to battle the tough New York Rangers. Will the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Rangers on their home ice? Or, will New York surprise the preseason Stanley Cup favorite? Check out the NHL odds, analysis and a free pick for Maple Leafs vs Rangers!

Maple Leafs vs Rangers 2019 NHL Lines, Game Analysis & Prediction

Why the Toronto Maple Leafs are a good bet to win -164?

In their last 5, Toronto has gotten hot. The Maple Leafs beat St. Louis 5-2 on Dec. 7. On Dec. 10, they beat Vancouver 4-1. They also beat Edmonton and Buffalo in their last couple of matches: 4-1 over the Oilers and 5-3 against the Sabres. The Maple Leafs rank in the Top 10 in goals per, shots per, and faceoffs won percentage. The Rangers won’t stop the Maple Leafs from knocking the puck into the net.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.2
  • Shots For: 33.4
  • Power Plays: 20.7%
  • Face-Offs: 52.2%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.1
  • Shots Against: 32.7
  • Penalty Kills: 76.7%
  • Shutouts: 0

Why the New York Rangers are a good bet to win +132?

Although New York is 1-3 SU in their last 4, they played against Western Conference foes. Not only that, but the win impressed: 6-3 on the road versus San Jose. The loss to Anaheim happened in overtime while the Rangers beat Vegas 5-0 on the road back on Dec. 8. Returning to Madison Square Garden, NYR has a real shot at upsetting the Maple Leafs.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.2
  • Shots For: 29.3
  • Power Plays: 19.8%
  • Face-Offs: 46%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.2
  • Shots Against: 35
  • Penalty Kills: 77.5%
  • Shutouts: 0

NHL Betting Trends for Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers

  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Maple Leafs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games versus the New York Rangers
  • Over is 14-of-19 in Toronto’s last 19 versus an Eastern Conference opponent
  • Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
  • NYR is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games versus an Eastern Conference opponent
  • Rangers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games versus an Atlantic Division opponent
  • Total has gone Under in the last 6-of-7 home Rangers’ games

Maple Leafs vs Rangers NHL Betting Analysis

Toronto looks like a much better team. The Leafs have a losing 9-10 road record this season, though. Also, in the last matchup, the Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1.

NYR plays well at home. They’re 8-7-1-1. That’s not a winning record. But they match up well with the Leafs. The Rangers average 3.2 goals per while Toronto allows 3.1 goals per. This should be a close enough game where home ice means something. Take the underdog odds on the New York Rangers. They already proved they can handle the Maple Leafs. At Madison Square Garden, NYR should pull off the upset win.

NHL Free Pick: Rangers +132

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