Hockey betting handicappers had hoped the Brian Burke would quickly turn the franchise over after taking the GM job but the Leafs NHL betting fortunes are yet to change.
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Toronto had a record of just 11 wins in their first 29 games and they were even worse on the road with just 3 wins with the hockey odds in their first 12 games away from home with an even 6-6 split on over/unders. Toronto’s offense was absolutely dreadful as it ranked 29th in goal scoring while the defense wasn’t much better and ranked 21st in the NHL for goals against.
Phil Kessel was the leading goal scorer with 11 while Tomas Kaberle led Toronto in assists with 16. Jean-Sebastien Giguere had a 2.78 goals against average while Jonas Gustavsson had a 2.91 GAA. For a hockey mad city with fans that have a sense of entitlement it has been an exercise in frustration.
Vancouver had a NHL wagering mark of 16-8-2-2 including a home record of 9-3-1-1. The Canucks went under the total in just 5 of their 15 home games. Vancouver was leading the Pacific Division over the 2nd place Colorado Avalanche. The Canucks were showing solid balance as they ranked 4th in goal scoring and 10th in goals against.
Daniel Sedin led Vancouver with 16 goals and 20 assists while his twin brother Henrik had 5 goals but a whopping 30 assists. Ryan Kessler had 12 goals and 9 assists and Alex Edler had 16 assists. Roberto Luongo had 2.55 goals against average while backup Corey Schneider was at a 2.58 GAA.
Vancouver has won 7 consecutive hockey betting matchups against the Leafs and the series has gone over the total in 4 of the last 6 meetings. Vancouver beat the Maple Leafs in Toronto 5-3 on November 13 previously this season. Toronto is a dreadful 4-16 against Pacific Division teams with 7 of their last 9 games against the Pacific going over the total.