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Maple Leafs vs. Islanders Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/23/23

New York Islanders (23-20-5) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (28-11-8)
January 23, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -200 / New York Islanders +170; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in NHL action from Scotiabank Arena on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.

Odds

Toronto is listed as a -200 home favorite while the Islanders are +170 road underdogs with the total for this game being set at 6 goals.

Injuries

Both teams have some recently updated injuries, with Hudson Fasching and Cal Clutterbuck questionable for this game, with Fasching sporting a lower-body injury and Clutterbuck sporting an upper body injury. Adam Pelech and Kyle Palmieri are both still out until late January at the earliest with upper body injuries. Toronto has Nick Robertson out for the season with a shoulder injury while TJ Brodie is out with a rib injury and Victor Mete is out with a lower body injury.

Matchup History

The Islanders’ 3-2 OT win back on November 21st, 2022, the lone meeting between these two this season, snapped a four-game head-to-head win streak for Toronto.

Trends

New York is 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games overall while the under is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. Toronto is 48-17 in their last 65 home games and 11-4 in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

Pick

I’m sticking with the Leafs in this one. Toronto has had blips here and there and they did lose to Montreal last time out, but I’m not reading too much into that game as Toronto always has trouble against Montreal. Against a New York team that’s sliding and have lost four straight and eight of nine coming into this game? I don’t see those issues here. Look for Toronto to get back on track here and get themselves a win.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Toronto -200

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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