Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders: NHL Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Mar 30, 2018

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With third spot in the Atlantic Division all but locked down, the Leafs have their sights set on a new milestone - one they haven’t reached in 14 years. The Leafs can secure their first 100-point season since 2003-04 tonight with a win or an overtime loss against the Islanders.

Toronto
49-26-5-2
AT
March 30, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Barclays Center
NY Islanders
35-37-7-3
Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -190
Over / Under o +6.5

83%

Betting Action

17%

Puckline +1.5 -175
Moneyline +160
Over / Under u +6.5

83%

Betting Action

17%

Toronto also has eyes on a season sweep of the lottery-bound Islanders, having earned 5-0 and 4-3 victories in their previous two encounters.

Maple Leafs vs Islanders Betting Analysis

New York was at one point the apple of bettors’ eyes – but they’ve suffered a monumental collapse over the second half of the season and are now playing out the string. The Islanders have dropped 10 of their previous 12 games against Eastern Conference opponents and are just 1-7 SU in their last eight outings at Barclays Center. Toronto is rolling with 14 wins in its last 19 games following a victory and is 5-2 its previous seven games against East foes.

It will come as no surprise that this game carries a total of 6.5; over bettors are no doubt familiar with these two teams. The Islanders have gone above the number six times in their previous eight games against the Atlantic Division and are 18-6 O/U in their last 24 on two days of rest. The Maple Leafs have gone over in five consecutive road games, and these teams are 9-2 O/U in their previous 11 head-to-head encounters in New York.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs are no strangers to high totals; since Feb. 10, they’ve been involved in 17 games with a number of six or higher. And it hasn’t kept Toronto from being a strong over option; it has gone 12-5 in those contests, including over conversions in four of its last five. The reason for this over barrage? Toronto has looked rather Islander-like this month, ranking third in goals scored in March (3.82) and 18th in goals against (3.09).

New York Islanders

You have to wonder if oddsmakers considered bumping this total to seven, given how wide-open Islanders games have been for most of the season. New York comes into this one having posted the second-most overs in the NHL (46) despite not seeing a total below six since Dec. 27 against the Buffalo Sabres. The Islanders have also lost four of their previous six games as an underdog while surrendering six or more goals in three of those defeats.

Maple Leafs vs. Islanders Prediction

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