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Under Could Be Good Bet When Leafs Visit Canes

Rest may be a major factor in your NHL picks March 24 as the Carolina Hurricanes meet the Toronto Maple Leafs, who played a wild game at home on Saturday night..

Carolina boasts a six-game point streak after suffering a 7-6 shootout loss at Washington on Friday night. The Hurricanes are 14-3-2 since mid-February and trail the first-place New York Rangers by three points in the Metropolitan Division.

Under Could Be Good Bet When Leafs Visit Canes
Under Could Be Good Bet When Leafs Visit Canes

The Canes rallied to win 5-4 in a shootout at Toronto on March 6 for their third straight win against the Leafs. Sebastian Aho has three goals and three assists for Carolina in the two wins at Toronto this season.

The Maple Leafs took a 5-0 lead on Edmonton and held on for a 6-3 victory on Saturday night, improving to 5-2-1 in their last eight games. Toronto has scored 26 goals in its past five games as over bettors have cashed in each.

The Hurricanes are +350 – tied with Florida for the lowest – to win the Eastern Conference in the Las Vegas hockey odds. The Maple Leafs are +700.

 

Game Information

  • Game: Maple Leafs (40-20-9) vs Hurricanes (44-20-7)
  • Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Day/Time: Sunday, March 24, 6 p.m. ET
  • Maple Leafs vs Hurricanes Live Streaming: NHL.com

 

The stingy Hurricanes are the favorite in the NHL lines as they prepare to play host to the offensively gifted Maple Leafs on Sunday. Carolina under bettors are 39-31-1 on the season and Toronto over bettors are 37-29-3. The Hurricanes are 23-9-4 at home while the Maple Leafs have a better record on the road (21-8-6).

Maple Leafs vs Hurricanes Spreads and Odds

 

 

 

  • Neither team has been a great bet this season at the sportsbook as Toronto is 25-44 ATS and Carolina 31-40.
  • The over is 13-3 in the Maple Leafs’ last 16 games versus Metropolitan Division foes.
  • The Hurricanes have only hit the third period game total under in 42 of their last 97 contests
  • Toronto wing William Nylander has scored a goal in five consecutive games to push his season total to 39.
  • Carolina forward Seth Jarvis has at least one goal in six straight games (seven total).
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-5 as an underdog this season.
  • The Hurricanes are 14-3 in their last 17 games against the Atlantic Division.
  • The over is 4-0 in Toronto’s last four games versus the Eastern Conference.

Over/Under Pick: Under 6½ (-120)

The under is 8-1 in the Hurricanes’ last nine home games against a team with a winning record.

Carolina goalie Frederik Andersen, the expected starter, has won five straight since returning from a long illness — allowing just seven goals.

 

 

ATS Pick: Maple Leafs +1½ (-155)

Expect a one-goal game for your NHL ATS picks. Joseph Woll is likely to be in net for Toronto and he is due for a better effort after going 2-2-0 since returning from injury.

 

 

Moneyline Pick: Hurricanes (-186)

This could go either way, but the rest and the motivation after a substandard defensive effort may give the Canes an edge.

 

 

Player Prop: Andrei Svechnikov Anytime Goal (+200)

The sniper is due to break out of a mini slump (five games without a goal) after registering four shots at Washington.

 

 

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Score Prediction

Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 2: With Toronto’s Auston Matthews (NHL-best 58 goals), Nylander, Aho (11 points, five games) and Jarvis, among others, a low-scoring game may be a scary bet. But we think it will be playoff-style.

 

 

Questions of the Day

Will Carolina forward Jake Guentzel continue his hot streak?


Yes. Guentzel has two goals and nine assists in seven games since being acquired from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline.

Will Toronto post a power-play goal?


No. The Maple Leafs are 0-for-10 with the extra man in the last three games against Carolina.

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