Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Oct 16, 2021

After a disappointing loss in Ottawa Thursday, the Leafs will look to get some revenge Saturday night at home.

Ottawa
7-16-1
AT
October 16, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
18-7-1-1
Puckline +1.5 -107
Moneyline +230
Over / Under o +6

19%

Betting Action

81%

Puckline -1.5 -113
Moneyline -288
Over / Under u +6

19%

Betting Action

81%

The Senators opened their season with a 3-2 win over the Leafs on Thursday night, with fans in the building for the first time in a long time.

The Sens were hungry to start the season and buried three goals in the first period before the Leafs even realized they were playing a hockey game. Goalie Anton Forsberg held the Leafs to only a pair of goals as he made 46 saves to secure the win for his squad.

The Maple Leafs are -253 favourites to win tonight on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Senators vs. Maple Leafs NHL Odds

Many are expecting the Leafs to bounce back, with a whopping 93 per cent of bettors siding with them tonight. Toronto is zero-for-two against the spread so far, sticking to their trend from last season when they only covered 22 times in 56 games.

The past four matchups between the provincial rivals have played the under, but bettors expect them to break the trend, as 80 per cent of action is taking the over at -120.

After making 46 saves in the opener, expect Forsberg to return to the crease Saturday. Jack Campbell should be the starter for the Maple Leafs.

Ottawa Senators

Chris Tierney scored the Senators first goal of the season, deflecting a rebound off his boot into the back of the net halfway through the first period. The Sens added two more in the last two minutes of the first period, one from Alex Formenton and one from veteran Tyler Ennis, who had a pair of points in the game.

Ottawa breathed a sigh of relief days ago after they finally inked Brady Tkachuk to a seven-year $57.5-million contract, ending a long dispute with the 22-year-old winger. He will not be ready to go in Toronto tonight, but aims to make his season debut on Sunday or Thursday.

Goalie Matt Murray could also be returning next Thursday versus the Sharks after missing the first couple games due to illness.

Toronto Maple Leafs

William Nylander is off to a hot start, picking up where he left off in the postseason. He has potted two goals and added an assist through two games this year. Including last year’s postseason, Nylander has 10 points in his last nine games.

Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs top dog, is still out of the lineup with a wrist injury. The timetable for Matthews’ return is unclear, but this will likely be the last game he misses. Backup goalie Petr Mrazek did not have the start he wanted with his new squad against Ottawa on Thursday, allowing three early goals and being pulled from the game due to injury. There is still no update on a return for Mrazek.

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