Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/10/21

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/10/21 Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (13-24-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (27-10-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -350 / Ottawa Senators +270 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 12 goals, Thomas Chabot has 20 assists and Drake Batherson has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 73 goals on 608 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 34 goals on 254 shots.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 28 goals, Mitchell Marner has 35 assists and John Tavares has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 17 goals on 211 shots.

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The Senators are 12-43 in their last 55 road games and 22-52 in their last 74 overall. The Maple Leafs are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The under is 8-2 in Senators last 10 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 overall. The Senators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

The Ottawa Senators have returned to a team that's hard to back with confidence, as the defense just hasn't improved and they've been downright awful on the road dating back to last season. The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking more and more like the team we saw earlier in the season and their offensive firepower gives lesser teams serious fits. The Senators have had some success against the Maple Leafs this season, winning three of the seven meetings, but this is a mismatch no matter how you slice it. Give me the Maple Leafs and the PL for max betting value. 

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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