Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 16, 2021

Two teams eyeing the top of the standings in their respective divisions clash on Tuesday as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Nashville Predators.

Nashville
27-14-2-1
AT
November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
26-10-2-1
Puckline +1.5 -140
Moneyline +176
Over / Under o +5.5

22%

Betting Action

78%

Puckline -1.5 +120
Moneyline -211
Over / Under u +5.5

22%

Betting Action

78%

The Maple Leafs went undefeated during a recent stretch of three games in four nights, and have earned the win in eight of nine outings. The Predators kick off a three-game Canadian road trip riding a three-game win streak after knocking off the visiting Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night.

The Maple Leafs have attracted 81% of the betting action, lifting them to heavy -211 home favourites in Tuesday night’s contest. Consequently, the Predators have faded to +176 underdogs after opening at +160. The total has held steady at 5.5, but with the support of 81% of sports bettors, the OVER has emerged as a -115 bet.

Predators vs. Maple Leafs NHL Betting Odds

Tuesday night’s clash at Scotiabank Arena marks the first meeting between these two clubs since January 2020. The Maple Leafs picked up a 5-2 road win in that contest after being shutout in their two previous matchups. However, on the whole, Toronto holds the upper hand in head-to-head clashes, claiming victory in six of nine since February 2015. Dates between these teams have tended to be low scoring. The Leafs and Predators have combined to score five or fewer goals in six of nine tilts, powering a 6-3 run for the UNDER in totals betting. Home favourites have not fared so well, picking up the win in just of three of eight contests.

Nashville Predators

The Predators’ current three-game win streak has lifted them to within one point of Minnesota and Winnipeg in the race for the top of the Central Division. Nashville has powered its climb up the standings by picking up at least a point in nine of 10 outings. The club has produced particularly steady results on the road, going 5-1-1 over their past seven.

Hard-fought battles have been commonplace during the Predators’ recent surge, with four of their past eight contests going to overtime or a shootout, and eight of their 16 overall outings to date getting settled by a just a single goal. Goaltender Juuse Saros has been the difference maker for the Predators. Saros enters his first ever start in Toronto on an impressive 6-0-1 run over his past seven starts, while allowing just 12 total goals during that stretch.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Winners in just two of their first seven outings, the Maple Leafs have since found their groove, going 8-1-0 over their past nine to pull to within two points of the front-running Florida Panthers in the Atlantic Division standings. Toronto shooters have steadily returned to form over that stretch, scoring four or more goals on five occasions, capped by Saturday night’s 5-4 win in Buffalo.

However, it has been goalie Jack Campbell that has captured the spotlight of late. Campbell has inserted himself into the mix as a dramatically improved +1300 bet on the Vezina Trophy odds during a reliable 6-1-0 run, during which he has allowed just 10 total goals and recorded a pair of shutout victories.

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