by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
A return to form from Frederik Andersen might well be the tipping point as the Toronto Maple Leafs try to improve their underdog trend against a foe that struggles in interconference matchups.
The Maple Leafs are the +100 away underdog while the Nashville Predators are a -120 home favorite with a 6.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Maple Leafs, who limped into their eight-day bye week/all-star break, are 12-3 in their last 15 away games against the Central Division with the total finishing OVER 10 times at betting sites. But they are 2-7 in their last nine games as away underdogs with the total finishing OVER six times. The Predators are 5-11 in their last 16 home games against the Eastern Conference.
Maple Leafs at Predators | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Maple Leafs are 25-17-7 this season, but are only 1-4 in their last five games. The likes of center Auston Matthews and right wing Mitch Marner are continuing to generate offense for a team that is sixth in the 31-team NHL in five-on-five shot-attempt percentage (52.7 percent), but preventing goals has been daunting of late amid injuries to defensemen Jake Muzzin ( …
Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation