Heading into a packed weekend of NHL action: The Toronto Maple Leafs and the San Jose Sharks clash in a battle of inter-conference action in the National Hockey League. It’s Leafs Star Auston Matthews going up against Sharks speedster Tomas Hertl. Let’s analyze the Maple Leafs vs Sharks spreads and betting odds in this game preview for Thursday.
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs (4-3-0, 8 points) at San Jose Sharks (2-7-0, 4 points)
Date, time (TV):
Location: SAP Center, San Jose, California
Streaming: Live Sports Stream
Leafs Looking to Bounce Back in the Bay
Continuing Our Maple Leafs vs Sharks Spreads Preview: The Toronto Maple Leafs are going into this contest off of a 3-1 loss on Monday to the Vegas Golden Knights. Goalie Ilya Samsonov made 30 saves on 33 shots faced and forward William Nylander scored the lone tally for his club. This is the third game of a five-game road trip for the Leafs, who are just 1-2 on the road this year. Backup netminder Erik Kallgren will get the nod in goal tonight. The 26-year old Swedish native is 15-8-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average in his brief career.
Sharks Swept Ashore to Start Season?
The San Jose Sharks are coming off their seventh loss on the early campaign, a 4-2 defeat against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. It was the first game back home for the Sharks after a long east coast road trip, a scheduling spot that has been historically bad for years with this club. Centerman Nico Sturm has been hot, leading the club with four goals while veteran defenseman Erik Karlsson leads the squad with six points. Backup goalie Kaapo Kahkonen will be between the pipes for the home club this evening. He’s 0-3 with a 3.46 goals-against average this season
Maple Leafs vs Sharks Betting Odds
Concluding Our Maple Leafs vs Sharks Spreads Preview: Sportsbooks have the Toronto Maple Leafs as big favorites against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night priced in the range around -200 to -215. San Jose has been an underdog in every single contest this NHL season, while the Maple Leafs have been favorites in all six of their games thus far.
Both teams are on hot streaks to the Under, with Toronto on a 1-6 O/U run and San Jose is 2-7 to the Under
The total for this contest is set at 6.5 goals shaded heavily to the Under around the -115 to -120 range. Both teams are on hot streaks to the Under, with Toronto on a 1-6 O/U run and San Jose is 2-7 to the Under in their last nine games overall.
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