Maple Leafs road favorites headline NHL odds on Saturday – .

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Maple Leafs road favorites headline NHL odds on Saturday – .


The Toronto Maple Leafs will look for a sixth straight victory when they visit the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night as the little -120 road favorite on the NHL odds in sports betting monitored by OddsShark.com.
Toronto is embarking on a two-game road trip on the heels of a dominant 8-3 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche, and has now taken the win by at least three goals in five straight games heading into the game. Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Maple Leafs shooters have averaged 4.33 goals per game in their current 5-0-0 streak. The Maple Leafs have also established themselves as a solid defensive force, allowing just 1.36 goals per game in their last 11 outings. They were particularly stingy on the road, limiting their opponents to one goal or less on four occasions in a 7-0-0 streak.

The Wild, meanwhile, are leading a five-game winning streak in Saturday’s game. The team come off a 5-2 win over New Jersey on Thursday and outscored their opponents by an overall margin of 28-9 while securing five back-to-back home wins. However, the Wild have lost four of their last six games to Toronto, according to the NHL’s OddsShark database, including multiple-goal margin losses on each of their last two home dates.

As the Maple Leafs soar, the Montreal Canadiens continue to seek answers as they visit the plummeting Nashville Predators as the +165 underdogs on online sports betting sites for Saturday. The Canadians hit the road after losing a 4-1 decision to the Avalanche. In addition to grappling with their eighth loss in 10 games, Thursday’s loss also marked the 10th time in 25 games that the Canadiens have failed to score more than one goal.

Ranked among the -195 favorites for Saturday, the Predators just lost 2-0 to the visiting Boston Bruins, pulling them down to 3-5-0 in their last eight games. Nashville has suffered inconsistencies at both ends of the ice during its current uneven run. The team outscored their opponents by a wide 13-4 margin in their three recent wins, but were shut out twice while registering just seven goals in total from their five recent losses.

Elsewhere on the NHL odds on Saturday, the Ottawa Senators will seek back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they host the Avalanche as the +185 long underdogs. And later that night, the Vancouver Canucks are looking for three straight wins for the first time in 47 games as they entertain the Pittsburgh Penguins with +120 home underdogs.

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