Rangers vs Maple Leafs Prediction & Picks: Toronto Extends Winning Streak at Scotiabank Arena

Devon Platana

Two of the NHL Eastern Conference’s most exciting teams collide tonight as the New York Rangers are set to go one-on-one with the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is the second of three Rangers vs Maple Leafs matchups of the season. New York and Toronto already met at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, ending in a 3-1 victory for the Rangers.

The Rangers have a pep in their step following Monday’s 6-2 blowout win over the Florida Panthers. Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin and Adam Fox each that three-point performances while Igor Shesterkin stopped 33-of-35 shots for his 21st victory of the 2022-23 campaign.

On the other hand, the Maple Leafs have won three of their last four outings, including a 5-2 win against the New York Islanders two nights ago. The victory — led by John Tavares’ four-point night — marks Toronto’s fifth straight home win, making it interesting to see if the Leafs can extend that streak tonight.

Tonight’s Rangers vs Maples matchup offers several betting opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Here’s a look at FanDuel Sportsbook’s latest odds for the game, as well as a prediction and the best bet to make, courtesy of Betting News.

New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: New York Rangers (26-14-7, 14-5-3 Away) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (29-11-8, 18-3-4 Home)
  • Venue & Location: Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023
  • Game Time: 7 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Rangers vs Maple Leafs TV Info: TNT

Rangers vs Maple Leafs Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel as of Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9:54 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.

Spread

  • New York Rangers +1.5 (-192)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+154)

Over/Under

  • Over 6 Goals (-104)
  • Under 6 Goals (-118)

Moneyline

  • New York Rangers +136
  • Toronto Maple Leafs -164

Rangers vs Maple Leafs Betting Trends

  • The Rangers are 8-3 straight up in their last 11 road games.
  • Toronto is 15-5 straight up in its last 20 games against the Metropolitan Division.
  • The total has hit the under in four of the Rangers’ last five games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Toronto’s last six games against the Eastern Conference.
  • The total has hit the over in 10 of the last 14 games between the Rangers and Toronto at Scotiabank Arena.

Rangers vs Maple Leafs Prediction and Picks

Rangers vs Maple Leafs Prediction: Maple Leafs 3, Rangers 2

Rangers vs Maple Leafs Best Bet: Maple Leafs ML (Best Value: -164 at FanDuel) & Under 6 Goals (Best Value: -118 at FanDuel)

The Rangers enter tonight’s matchup with hopes of getting the better of the Maple Leafs, yet again. After all, New York is 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Toronto following last month’s victory.

Having said that, winning is far from a guarantee on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs have been terrific at home lately, winning their last five outings at Scotiabank Arena by a combined score of 20-9.

The Maple Leafs’ top players stepping up is one of the reasons why the team has been able to have home success. Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares and William Nylander are all playing at point-per-game paces over that stretch. Furthermore, each individual of the quartet has at least 20 points in Toronto’s last 20 games overall.

At the same time, it’s not like the Rangers aren’t getting production from their best players. Zibanejad, Fox and Panarin have each tallied 20 points in New York’s last 20 games while the trio of K’Andre Miller, Filip Chytil and Vincent Trocheck each have at least 15 points during that span.

Can the Maple Leafs’ top players outscore the Rangers’ impressive depth?

In the end, this game could come down to which team gets better goaltending. As it stands, Daily Faceoff projects that the Rangers will roll with Shesterkin while the Maple Leafs turn to Ilya Samsonov.

While Shesterkin is among the league’s best goaltenders, he hasn't been flawless late. He’s recorded a save percentage (SV%) of .907 or worse in six of his last 10 starts and has also lost two of his last three appearances.

Meanwhile, Samsonov is 4-1-1 in his last six starts with a 1.76 goals-against average (GAA) and .937 SV%. While he doesn’t have a great track record against the Rangers, the Russian puck-stopper has yet to lose in regulation at Scotiabank Arena this season, going 14-0-1 with a 1.64 GAA, .939 SV% and two shutouts.

After losing to the Rangers last month, I see a motivated Maple Leafs squad getting the win tonight. Samsonov has played great lately (especially in Toronto) and should be able to make key saves to deliver the Leafs to victory.

I also see this being a back-and-forth game, which is why I’m siding with the Maple Leafs on the moneyline rather than the spread. I also recommend backing the total going under six goals considering how Samsonov and Shesterkin haven’t been allowing many goals lately.

On top of that, three of the last four Rangers vs Maple Leafs games played in Toronto have finished with fewer than six goals.

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Devon Platana
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