Colorado Avalanche vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Dec 01, 2021

Nathan Mackinnon is set to return in Toronto tonight, as he and the Avalanche look to end the Maple Leafs' win streak.

Colorado
25-8-3
AT
December 01, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
24-9-2-1
Puckline +1.5 -198
Moneyline +113
Over / Under o +6

52%

Betting Action

48%

Puckline -1.5 +165
Moneyline -136
Over / Under u +6

52%

Betting Action

48%

The Leafs return home after sweeping their recent four game road trip and are -133 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6..

Avalanche vs. Maple Leafs NHL Betting Odds

Toronto and Colorado meet for their first of two meetings this season; they haven’t played each other since December of 2019 when the Avs beat the Leafs at home. Both teams are top 10 in the league in scoring, which has 63 percent of bettors siding with the Over tonight. The favoured Maple Leafs are riding a four-game win streak, but 52 percent of the public are taking the Avalanche.

The Avalanche have only played the Under twice in their past ten and a total of four times all year – averaging four goals per game will do that. They covered the spread in 7 of their past eight, making their record 9-9 on the spread so far.

Toronto has covered the spread in each of their past four games, improving their record to 9-14 on the season. They have played the Over eight times so far, and only three of them have come at home.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche should be well rested tonight as they have been idle since Saturday night’s win over Nashville. They smoked the Predators 6-2 after having their six-game win streak snapped the night before. Winger Mikko Rantanen led the way with a hat trick and defenceman Cale Makar added three helpers.

Colorado will welcome assistant captain and former league MVP Nathan MacKinnon back to the lineup tonight, after he missed the past eight games with a lower-body injury. The superstar centreman has ten points in his eight games of action.

The Avalanche are 7-1 without MacKinnon, hopefully he can seamlessly hop back onto the team’s top line.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs return home from a west coast road trip where they got the win in all four games.

Goalie Jack Campbell was lights out in Sunday’s 5-1 win in Anaheim, stopping 39 of 40 shots for his league-leading 12th win this season.

Rookie Michael Bunting had a goal and an assist and took home the First Star of the Game honors in Anaheim. His 14 points are good for second amongst NHL rookies. Bunting is currently the tenth favourite for the Calder Trophy on our NHL Props board at +2800.

The Scotiabank arena has been home sweet home for the Leafs, who boast an intimidating 9-3-1 record on their own ice.

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