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Rangers vs. Maple Leafs 2024 NHL Odds and Preview – March 2nd

By Hank Blaine

An Eastern Conference hockey classic happens on Saturday when two of the most historic teams in the National Hockey Legue step onto the ice at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The Maple Leafs host the hot New York Rangers in what should be one of the week’s best hockey games. NYR leads Carolina in the Metro Division. The Leafs are in third place in the Atlantic. Which Cup contender gets it done on Saturday? Hockey odds will land the morning of. Keep reading so that when oddsmakers do set lines, you have an idea of which way you’re going when the Maple Leafs host the Rangers.

New York Rangers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Game Information

Why Bet on the New York Rangers?

From January 27 to February 22, the Rangers played like the best team in professional hockey. NYR won a staggering 9 straight matches.

During the streak, the Rangers beat top clubs like Colorado, Tampa Bay, the New York Islanders, and Dallas. It doesn’t look the Rangers are going to let up in March. So backing NYR at what should be decent odds because they’re the road team will be a quality play.

Why Bet on the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Like the Rangers, the Leafs lit up opponents in most of February. From February 7 through February 22, the Maple Leafs recorded 7 wins from 8 games. The only team to hand Toronto a loss was Ottawa in a 5-3 road match.

The Maple Leafs beat some strong clubs, including Philadelphia and St. Louis twice. On February 22, Toronto provided their most impressive performance of the season, blasting the defending Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights 7-3.

In the win over the Knights, Max Domi scored 2 goals, while Mitchell Marner recorded a couple of assists. Unless something happens injury wise from now until this game on Saturday, the Leafs are going to be super difficult to beat.

Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Betting Trends

  • New York is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games.
  • The Rangers are 3-7 SU in its last 10 games against Boston.
  • The total went over in 4 of Vegas’ last 5 games.
  • Toronto is 2-7 SU in the last 9 games.
  • The Maple Leafs are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home.
  • The total went under n 10 of Boston’s last 15 games.

Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Expert Betting Predictions

NHL’s Game of the Week is a fantastic matchup. Both teams are playing lights out and only injuries to key players should slow the Rangers or the Maple Leafs down.

Toronto has a massive edge because this happens on their ice. Also, the Leafs blasted the Rangers 7-3 in the first head-to-head this season.

Ah, but in the second head-to-head, the Rangers got their revenge, beating Toronto 5-2. What’s interesting is that Toronto won in Madison Square Garden, while NYR got the 5-2 victory at Scotiabank Arena.

In the third match, Toronto, should the remain hot going into the game projects to offer underlay odds. Since NYR has proven this season they can step onto the Scotiabank Arena ice and beat the Leafs, the Rangers are the play.

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