Devils vs. Maple Leafs Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/7/23
Toronto Maple Leafs (38-17-8) vs. New Jersey Devils (41-15-6)
March 7, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -140 / Toronto Maple Leafs +120; Over/Under: +6
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
New Jersey is listed as a -140 home favorite while Toronto is a +120 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.
For Toronto, Ryan O’Reilly is out indefinitely with a finger injury while John Tavares is out with an undisclosed injury and Luke Schenn is questionable for this game as well. New Jersey has MacKenzie Blackwood listed as out indefinitely with a lower body injury.
Toronto’s 2-1 win over New Jersey back on November 23rd, 2022, made it 9 wins in the last 10 meetings for the Maple Leafs in this head-to-head matchup.
Toronto is 26-7 in their last 33 games against the Metropolitan division and 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games overall. New Jersey is 8-1 in their last 9 home games and 41-19 in their last 60 games overall while the over is 17-5-1 in their last 23 games following a win.
I’m backing the Devils here. I’m just not sold on Toronto right now and the goaltending is now really questionable for the Leafs and they just lost their prize trade deadline acquisition, Ryan O’Reilly to the LTIR with a broken finger. New Jersey may play their best on the road, but they’ve been playing a lot of decent hockey as of late and I think they snag a win over the Leafs here.