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New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs 12/15/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toronto Maple Leafs (19-5-6) vs. New York Rangers (15-10-5)
December 15, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers +104 / Toronto Maple Leafs -125; Over/Under: +6
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers meet Thursday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 8 of their last 9 games. The New York Rangers have won 4 straight games.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. William Nylander leads Toronto with 17 goals, Mitchell Marner has 25 assists and Auston Matthews has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Erik Kallgren has given up 25 goals on 337 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 18 goals on 295 shots.

The New York Rangers are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 15 goals, Artmei Panarin has 29 assists, and Vincent Trocheck has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 56 goals on 666 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 24 goals on 214 shots.

The Maple Leafs are 7-1 in their last 8 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Rangers are 4-10 in their last 14 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The over is 33-15-3 in Maple Leafs last 51 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Rangers last 5 overall. The Maple Leafs are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Rangers are enjoying a nice bounce back week, but they’ve still had issues finishing games at home, and I’m still not completely sold on this run being a thing moving forward. The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to win games and there’s another gear they can reach, as I keep saying. The Maple Leafs are winning with their defense, but we know the offense can be a tad bit more explosive. The Maple Leafs should be turning heads. Give me the road team and the cheap price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs -125

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