Canadiens vs Maple Leafs 05/08/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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It’s almost a nothing game for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the standings, so bettors will have to decide whether the strong trends apply. The Maple Leafs are -220 favourites and the Montreal Canadiens are +180 underdogs with a 6.0-goal total on the NHL odds for Saturday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
Toronto has gone deeper than -200 at home against Montreal only four previous times in the NHL’s salary cap era and has won all four games. Toronto is 8-2 in its last 10 games as a home favourite against Montreal, and four of the last six such matchups have finished OVER. 
Canadiens vs Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Maple Leafs are 13-7 in their last 20 home games as a -200 to -250 favourite, with the OVER hitting 13 times. The Canadiens are 3-16 in their last 19 away games as a +160 to +200 underdog, with the total finishing UNDER 13 times. This season, Montreal is a 3-6 as a road underdog with the OVER hitting five times at sports betting sites.
Toronto leads the season series 6-2-1 with a 21-15 edge in five-on-five goals. The Maple Leafs, per Natural Stat …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation

Blue Jays vs Astros 05/07/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging close to seven runs per game for more than a week, which seems like a sign their UNDER trend on the road might balance out this weekend. The Blue Jays are +120 road underdogs and the Houston Astros are -140 home favourites with a 9.0-run total on the MLB odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
The Blue Jays are 9-8 as an underdog this season, and the total has gone UNDER in 13 of their 19 away games at online betting sites. Houston is only 11-12 as a favourite, and the total is split at 7-7 over their 14 home games. The teams did not play in 2020, but the Blue Jays are 3-6 in their last nine visits to MInute Maid Park and have scored 5.0 runs per game there while allowing an average of 7.2 runs.
Blue Jays vs Astros | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Blue Jays are 16-14 so far this season. In spite of outfielder George Springer (quad strain) re-aggravating an injury, the Blue Jays are averaging 4.80 runs per game and rank 13th out of the 30 MLB teams with a .710 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Canadiens vs Maple Leafs 05/06/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Toronto Maple Leafs will hope for better puck luck as they catch the rival Montreal Canadiens on the second night of their back-to-back. The Maple Leafs are -200 favorites and the Canadiens are +170 underdogs with a 5.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Thursday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Maple Leafs are 6-2 in their last eight games as a home favorite against Montreal, but three of their four most recent wins in that scenario were by one goal. Toronto is just 8-6 over its last 14 home games as a -175 to -225 favorite, with the OVER hitting 10 times (how the OVER/UNDER works). Montreal, though, is 2-10 over its last 12 away games as a +150 to +200 underdog, with seven matchups finishing UNDER. 
Canadiens vs Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Canadiens, who lost 5-1 against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, are 8-12 in their last 20 games when they played the previous night, with 12 of those matchups finishing OVER at online betting sites.
Toronto leads the season series 5-2-1. The Maple Leafs have narrowly outscored the Canadiens 16-13 in the five-on-five on phase, where Natural Stat Trick credits Toronto with a slight …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation

Blue Jays vs Athletics 05/03/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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Steven Matz will seek a bounce-back start as the Toronto Blue Jays start a 10-game road trip with a series full of UNDER trends. The Blue Jays are +105 underdogs and the Oakland Athletics are -125 home favorites with an 8.5-run total on the MLB betting odds for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
From 2014 to 2019, the Blue Jays are 7-12 in away games against Oakland, with an 8-8-3 split on the totals (how the OVER/UNDER works). The teams did not meet in 2020 due to the regionalized short-season schedule Major League Baseball adopted amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Blue Jays vs Athletics | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Blue Jays are 7-11 in their last 18 away games against American League West teams, with the OVER hitting 10 times at online sports betting sites. The Athletics are 8-12 in their last 20 home games against the AL East, though, with the total going UNDER 16 times. The Blue Jays swept their last three-game visit to RingCentral Coliseum in 2019.
The Blue Jays are 14-12 in spite of a lineup that has been a moving target. Outfielder George Springer (undisclosed) was removed during Toronto’s game on Sunday, while ace lefthander Hyun …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens 05/03/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Toronto Maple Leafs seem to be in a groove as they make their last regular-season visit to the home rink of their potential playoff opponent. The Maple Leafs are -145 away favorites and the Montreal Canadiens are +125 home underdogs with a 5.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
Toronto is 6-4 in its last 10 away games against Montreal, and four of the last five visits have either finished UNDER or in a PUSH. The total has also gone UNDER at online sports betting sites in four of the last five Toronto games at Montreal with a closing total of 5.5, although the most recent matchup was in November 2017.
Maple Leafs vs Canadiens | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Maple Leafs are 6-2 in their last eight away games as a -130 to -160 favorite, with the total going UNDER four times and finishing in a PUSH twice. The Canadiens are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a home underdog, with a 4-4-2 split on the totals.
Toronto leads the season series 5-2, but has just a slight 14-13 edge in five-on-five goals. The run of …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation

Canucks vs Maple Leafs 05/01/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Toronto Maple Leafs’ trends as a heavy home favorite are well-defined, although their lineup might be a moving target entering a matchup with the road-weary Vancouver Canucks. The Maple Leafs are -290 favorites and the Canucks are +240 underdogs with a 6.0-goal total on the NHL odds for Saturday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Maple Leafs are 9-3 in their last 12 games when set as a home favorite of -200 or deeper into minus money (how the moneyline works), with the total going OVER seven times. The Canucks are 1-8 in their last nine games as an away underdog of +200 or more and eight of those matchups have finished UNDER. The home team is 15-1 in the last 16 Vancouver-Toronto games. Thirteen of those matchups have finished UNDER at betting sites.
Canucks vs Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Maple Leafs lead the season series 4-3-1, and the home team has won all eight games. Toronto has a 22-12 edge in goals in the five-on-five phase, with commensurate edges in expected goals-for percentage, or xGF% (63.9), scoring-chances share (60.7) and share of high-danger chances (65.6), per Natural Stat Trick. The Canucks are eight-for-19 on the power …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation

Braves vs Blue Jays 04/30/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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Run totals tend to spike when the Toronto Blue Jays host National League East competition, so it is no surprise that there is a high total for the season’s first showdown between sluggers Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Ronald Acuña Jr.. The Blue Jays opened as -127 home favorites with the Atlanta Braves as +107 underdogs and a 9.5-run total on the MLB odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the OVER/UNDER works).
Toronto is 9-5 in its last 14 home games as a -115 to -135 favorite on the moneyline at betting sites, with the total going UNDER eight times. Atlanta is 7-13 in its last 20 games as an away underdog of +100 to +125, with the total going UNDER 12 times. Since the start of the 2020 season, the Blue Jays are 6-6 in home games against NL East teams, with the total going OVER in nine of those 12 matchups. The Braves are 4-7 in their last 11 games against the AL East, with five games going UNDER and two ending in a PUSH.
Braves vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
Atlanta, which has a 12-13 record, is scoring 4.68 runs per game and the team’s .757 …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Canucks vs Maple Leafs 04/29/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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Extreme home-team and UNDER trends have prevailed in the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks’ season series, but both teams being on a second night of back-to-back games is a wild card for totals bettors. The Maple Leafs are -300 favorites and the Canucks are +250 underdogs with a 6.0-goal total on the NHL odds for Thursday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The home team is 14-1 in the last 15 Vancouver-Toronto games, and 12 of those matchups finished UNDER at sports betting sites. The Maple Leafs, who defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday, are 4-2 in their last six games when they played the previous day, but four of those matchups finished OVER. The Canucks, who lost 6-3 against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, are 1-9 in their last 10 games on zero rest with the total going OVER eight times (how the OVER/UNDER works).
Canucks vs Maple Leafs | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Canucks-Maple Leafs season series is even at 3-3-1, but the run of five-on-five play has been uneven. Toronto has an 18-12 edge in goals with big edges in expected goals-for percentage, or xGF% (62.8), scoring-chances share (60.8) and share of high-danger chances (64.1), per …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation

Maple Leafs vs Canadiens 04/28/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Toronto Maple Leafs’ edge in rest could be an X-factor in a likely playoff preview, but there is more obvious motivation for the Montreal Canadiens in what has been a tight matchup all season. The Maple Leafs are -140 away favorites and the Canadiens are +120 home underdogs with a 6.0-goal total on the NHL odds for Wednesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
Toronto is 5-4 in its last nine away games against Montreal. The Maple Leafs are also 7-2 in their last nine away games as a -125 to -155 favorite, and five of the last six such matchups have either finished UNDER or in a PUSH at online betting sites. The Canadiens are 6-7 in their last 13 games as a home underdog, with seven matchups finishing OVER and two in a PUSH.
The Maple Leafs, who host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, are 4-2 this season when they also have a game the following day; only two of those matchups have finished OVER.
Maple Leafs vs Canadiens | OddsShark Matchup Report
Toronto leads the season series 4-2. Montreal has a 12-11 edge in goals during the five-on-five phase. The …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation

Nationals vs Blue Jays 04/27/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The Toronto Blue Jays’ flailing offensive lineup has to contend with Max Scherzer on Tuesday, but overall they have held their own against NL East teams. The Blue Jays are +115 home underdogs with the Washington Nationals coming back as -135 away favorites with an 8.5-run total for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
The Blue Jays are 7-5 in their last 12 home games as a +115 to +145 underdog, with the total finishing UNDER eight times. Toronto is 11-9 over its last 20 home games against NL East teams, with the OVER hitting 14 times. The Nationals are 6-5 in their last 11 games as a favorite on the road, with the total going OVER six times. Washington is also 6-14 in their last 20 away games against AL East competition, with the OVER hitting 12 times.
Nationals vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Nationals, who are 8-11, are missing a key hitter, leftfielder Juan Soto (shoulder strain). Washington is scoring only 3.26 per runs per game and ranks 25th out of the 30 MLB teams with a .664 OPS (.308 on-base / .356 slugging percentage). The Nationals pitching staff is also 21st in team earned-run average at 4.42, with the relievers ranking 10 …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation