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Betting on Toronto to Keep the Goals Coming vs. Predators

12 January 2023, Thursday
The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to build on their recent momentum as they take on the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, having enjoyed successful outings over the past weekend with a combined score of 10-3.

Since the early-season slump, Toronto's offence has been consistently productive while the Predators have had a surge in scoring as the season has progressed. The Maple Leafs, possessing the advantage of home-ice, could be in a good position to take down a Nashville squad that is concluding a lengthy road excursion.

Toronto has seen a drastic improvement in their goal-scoring output this season. In the first half of the season, it was a struggle for the Maple Leafs to even score three goals in one game, but they have managed to turn things around in the second half. The difference in their goal-scoring production between the two halves of the season is remarkable.

Before the campaign, Toronto was anticipated to be a prolific offence, and that forecast is coming to fruition of late.

Even though their GAA stands at a suitable 2.92, the Predators' defence is unexpectedly porous. Of all teams, only six have allowed more high-danger opportunities compared to Nashville (256) this season and merely three permit more shots per game (34.2).

Goaltender Juuse Saros is able of aiding them out of difficult positions at times, yet Toronto's sizzling offence could be an excessive challenge for the Predators.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been in good form of late, scoring four or more goals in seven of their last nine games. The Nashville Predators, meanwhile, have also been productive on offence, averaging 3.14 goals per game since December 11. That makes a bet on Over 6 Goals (-124) a viable option in this matchup. The Leafs should continue to be productive and the Predators have the ability to score in bunches and make this game a high-scoring affair.

The Predators have tallied three or more marks in each of their past six clashes, averaging 4.5 goals in that time. With Matt Murray between the pipes for the opposition, who have been surrendering plenty lately with an .886 save percentage in recent starts, the over looks like a good option to consider in this game. This sentiment is further backed up by our analysis in a recent Maple Leafs betting trends piece which indicates that the over is the way to go in Toronto games.

The Maple Leafs are likely to have a leg up in this matchup due to scheduling, being rested and at home. Toronto boasts a successful record on home ice, losing just a third of the games so far this season. Additionally, they have had their fair share of wins in one-goal battles.

It is worth noting that the Predators are playing their fourth consecutive road game, which gives Toronto the benefit of an extra rest day after their Sunday match. As a result, a Maple Leafs win looks like the most likely outcome, with a push also a potential possibility.
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