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The Toronto Maple Leafs drag some defensive and discipline issues into a matchup that seems set up for some scoring, since the San Jose Sharks are struggling and playing back-to-back.
The Maple Leafs are listed as -170 favourites while the Sharks are +150 underdogs with a 6.5-goals total on the NHL odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Maple Leafs, who will face the Montreal Canadiens on the road on Saturday, are 12-4 in their last 16 games when they are also playing the next day with the total finishing OVER in nine of those 16 games. The Sharks, who faced Montreal on Thursday, are 5-5 in their last 10 games when they played the previous day and the total finished OVER in nine of those 10 games.
Sharks at Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Sharks, who are 4-5-1 so far this season, have frayed in recent years when playing three time zones from home, going 9-16 in their last 25 away games against Eastern opponents. Built around centers Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl on the front end, the Sharks have the 20th-ranked offense (2.80 goals per game) in the NHL and rank 25th in goals against (3.40), …
Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation