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Bet on Maple Leafs To Trounce Red Wings

Sorry, Red Wings fans. The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to annihilate any playoff hopes you have. Toronto plays host to Detroit in a pivotal matchup for the Red Wings. But as the odds have it, the Leafs will send Detroit packing. And instead of betting on Toronto straight-up on the moneyline, we’re doubling down and taking their puck line as one of the top NHL picks today.


Bet on Maple Leafs To Trounce Red Wings
Bet on Maple Leafs To Trounce Red Wings

Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Game Information

  • Game: Red Wings (38-32-9) vs Maple Leafs (46-24-9)
  • Date/Time: April 13, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena, Toronto, ON
  • Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Live Stream: NHL.com


Toronto is favored at -165 per the NHL betting lines. Our interest is in their puck line at +135 for -1½. Will the Leafs beat the Red Wings by two or more goals at these odds? The circumstances are in their favor and the 6½ total (over at -120) support our hunch. The Leafs will exploit Detroit’s desperation and light them up.


Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Odds and Spreads


  • Toronto is 4-2 against the puck line (ATS) in its last six games
  • Detroit is 1-9 in its last 10 games as an underdog
  • The Maple Leafs are 12-4 in their last 16 games played in April
  • The Red Wings have lost nine of their last 10 road games
  • The total has gone under in nine of Detroit’s last 10 division games
  • The ‘under’ is 5-2-0 in the Maple Leafs’ last seven games with a total set at 6½
  • The total has gone under in three of Toronto’s last four games as a home favorite
  • Maple Leafs F William Nylander has two points in his last eight games

Red Wings vs Maple Leafs ATS Pick: Maple Leafs -1½ (+135)

We can bet online on Toronto to beat Detroit at -175. This is a worthy straight bet or parlay piece. But the better bang for our buck is on the Leafs’ puck line. Toronto is stacked offensively and averages over 3.7 goals per home game. It is a top-10 offense at worst.

Meanwhile, Detroit struggles defensively. It averages nearly 3.6 goals allowed on the road from over 30 shots on goal. It may have a top-10 penalty kill but this means that Detroit gets burnt on 5-on-5, which is not ideal against Toronto. The Maple Leafs are a top-six team in terms of expected goals and shooting percentage.

Detroit also faces a lot of pressure. Most of its players are young and inexperienced and are too hungry for playoff hockey. They may feel the moment too much and become prone to mistakes, which Toronto will exploit. The Leafs win by 2+ goals. Bank on it.



Red Wings vs Maple Leafs O/U Pick: Under 6½ (-120)

While we harp on the Red Wings’ lack of defense along with Toronto’s potent offense, the best NHL pick tonight is for the total to go under. Exclude the New Jersey game on Thursday and the Leafs have not allowed an opponent to score more than two goals in five of their last seven contests. Detroit will not make this a high-scoring game.



Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Player Prop Pick: Anytime Goalscorer – William Nylander

William Nylander is a 40-goal scorer sitting on the third line. It’s only a matter of time before he finds the net. So it may be one of the best NHL predictions for him to light the lamp this Saturday.



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Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Game Prediction

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Questions of the Day

Will there be a player that scores three goals in Detroit vs Toronto?

William Nylander may get the monkey off his back in a big way by scoring two or more goals against Detroit.

How many goals will be scored between Detroit and Toronto?

It’s worth betting online that there will be fewer than seven goals scored between Detroit and Toronto.

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