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The Toronto Maple Leafs will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. The Maple Leafs are coming off a 2-0 win over Calgary. The Senators are coming off a 3-1 win against Calgary.
Toronto is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games against Ottawa.
Maple Leafs Trying To Snap Three-Game Road Losing Streak
The Maple Leafs were able to snap their three-game losing streak with a win over the Flames in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Senators, which will put an end to their three-game road losing streak.
“I think everyone knows that when you’re having fun, that’s when you’re playing your best.”
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 24, 2021
Toronto is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 3.34 goals per game. They finished with two goals on 33 shots in their last game.
Jason Spezza and Zach Hyman scored a goal for Toronto, while Jake Muzzin, Alex Galchenyuk, and John Tavares picked up an assist.
Toronto has also played well defensively, giving up 2.59 goals per game. They gave up no goals in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Senators Going For Third Consecutive Win
The Senators followed up their two-game losing streak by winning their last two games. They will be going for their third win in a row and fourth win in their last six games when they play on Thursday.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) March 23, 2021
Ottawa has struggled offensively, averaging 2.56 goals per game. They finished with three goals on 31 shots in their last game.
Josh Norris, Chris Tierney, and Nikita Zaitsev scored a goal for the Senators, while Thomas Chabot and Mike Reilly picked up an assist.
Ottawa has also struggled defensively, giving up 3.82 goals per game. They gave up one goal in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to win this game.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Senators are struggling at the moment and haven’t played well defensively, giving up 16 goals in their last five games. They have also struggled on special teams, giving up the fifth-most power-play goals. They are facing a Maple Leafs team that has one of the best offenses in the league and the sixth-most power-play goals, so expect them to struggle defensively in this game. The Senators have also struggled offensively and scored six goals in their last three games. Even though the Maple Leafs have been shaky defensively in recent games, they play well on the road, giving up 12 goals in their last six road games, so expect them to keep the Senators’ offense in check. With the Maple Leafs winning six of the last nine games between the two teams, Toronto is the best bet here.
Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.34 goals per game, but they play better on the road, where they are averaging 3.43 goals per game. They are facing a defense that is giving up 2.88 goals per game at home and will be held under their average in this game. The Senators are averaging 2.56 goals per game, and their average goes up to 2.94 goals per game at home. With the Maple Leafs giving up 2.57 goals per game on the road, the Senators won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total.