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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks 01/18/2020 NHL Picks, Betting Odds and Predictions

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks 01-18-2020 NHL Picks Betting Odds and Predictions

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks 01/18/2020 –Another milestone awaits Patrick Kane when the Chicago Blackhawks travel to Toronto to lock horns against the Maple Leafs inside the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The three-time Stanley Cup champion is just two points away from reaching 1,000 – a breakthrough moment that could take place in the said game against the Leafs. Kane will have to face a tall order though as the Blackhawks are placed to conquer a much-favored Maple Leafs based on the latest NHL betting lines.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks 01/18/2020

When: Saturday, January 18,  7:00 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TV: NHL Network

Stream: SofaScore

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks 01/18/2020 Betting Odds:

Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 +115 6.5 o (-125) -210
Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 -135 6.5 u (+105) +175
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Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs (25-16-7) may have the advantage in the total team tally over the Blackhawks (22-20-6), but the upset chances are lurking around the corner. The home team is wary of Chicago who has already won nine of its last 13 games to keep its place right in the thick of things in the Central Division. Team captain John Taraves is displaying some flashes of brilliance as he is on a three-game point streak. He aims to stay sharp in this game to help his team protect home ice against the Blackhawks.

Players to watch: Auston Matthews (GP 48, G 34, A 23, PTS 57), Mitchell Marner (GP 37, G 13, A 33, PTS 46), William Nylander (GP 48, G 21, A 21, PTS 42).

Chicago Blackhawks

Kane’s teammates’ heap praises to the star player as he draws closer to another momentous accomplishment in his career. The 31-year-old remains as the Blackhawks’ top ace, leading the team in points and goals with 60 and 24, respectively. He currently enjoys an eight-game point streak in which he collected four goals and nine assists.

Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 48, G 24, A 36, PTS 60), Jonathan Toews (GP 48, G 12, A 27, PTS 39), Dominik Kubalik  (GP 46, G 18, A 10, PTS 28).

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions


Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games.
Over is 4-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Toronto is 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
Maple Leafs are 5-13 in their last 18 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 4-1 in Toronto’s last 5 overall.
Over is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 games as a favorite.

Chicago Blackhawks

Blackhawks are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Chicago is 7-1 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
Over is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 Saturday games.
Under is 4-0 in Chicago’s last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
Under is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 vs. Atlantic.

Maple Leafs vs Blackhawks Betting Picks

The Maple Leafs are going to cruise control in front of the home crowd. Expect a tight contest that will most certainly go down to the wire. The Blackhawks will unleash their grit but the Leafs will stay poised to come away with the win.

Score Prediction: Maple Leafs 3, Blackhawks 2.