The trade deadline has come and gone and both of these teams surely made moves to alter their respective rosters for the remainder of the 2021-22 NHL regular season. This specific matchup is sure to have many intriguing Maple Leafs vs Devils betting scenarios and opportunities for fans to find how to bet on.
The NHL odds are ever-changing, but looking at this matchup on paper has the Maple Leafs are the heavy favorites in this contest. When looking at various Maple Leafs vs Devils betting options, taking a look at each team’s recent history is a good place to start. In the last ten games, the Leafs have a 5-4-1 record while the Devils posted a 4-6-0 record in the same span. Toronto surely hasn’t played up to their standard recently, but the NHL odds will have them favored in this game.
The Leafs are powered by their superstar forward, Auston Matthews. Matthews currently has 79 points on the season. This is from his 46 goals and 33 assists so far this year. The young superstar is on a mission to help this Toronto team make it over the hump and make a deep run through the playoffs this season.
Another area of the game to look at when finding Maple Leafs vs Devils betting options is looking at each team’s respective goals for and goals against statistics. Both teams are averaging over three goals a game this season as well as allowing over 3.03 goals against per game. In their last two matchups, the total goals scored were eight and ten respectively. These teams are not shy about putting the puck in the net. Expect more of that when they meet on Wednesday evening.
Forward, Jesper Bratt has been a major part of the scoring success for the Devils this season. Bratt leads the team in points with 60 thus far. He has recorded 21 goals and 39 assists and has plans to continue tallying points this season. He truly is one of the main focal points of this New Jersey offense.
Toronto is one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference with 83 points. They are fighting for their playoff lives and will continue to play like it down this final stretch of the regular season. The New Jersey Devils unfortunately will miss the playoffs as they currently sit with a lackluster 49 points which puts them dead last in the Metropolitan Division. These two teams are on completely different ends of the spectrum of their goals for the end of this season.
Looking at an NHL betting guide will help show more in-depth what the specific lines for the contest will be. With the potency of these two teams’ offenses, a play on the over/under may have to be made for this game. While the standings are not in New Jersey’s favor, it should be noted that the Devils come hard against any opponent. If the Maple Leafs truly want to solidify a spot in the playoff race, they will have to take care of the bottom dwellers of the NHL like New Jersey. As the standings get tighter, this becomes a more important two points for Toronto than they would like.