The New York Islanders sank to a new low this week by losing another home game to Boston and now they’re in danger of being tied for the last place in NHL. Toronto looks to avenge one of its rare defeats, after the Islanders defeat them by seven goals to four in Canada.
Match: NY Islanders v Toronto
Bet: Toronto Money line Win
Odds: William Hill 2.15
To say that home ice advantage doesn’t mean much in the series would be an understatement, because both teams perform better away from home. The Maple Leafs ranks third in the majors in terms of goals scored, but the Canadians have suddenly hit a brick wall offensively. They have lost two critical games against Ottawa and Montréal and need to rebound with a victory over the struggling Islanders.
In order to do so they will need a better performance from goalkeeper Reimer, who is expected to be back in the net after spending a lengthy periods on the bench. The hosts are facing a similar predicament, as they’ve sent their first goalkeeper to the minors and are not overly satisfied with Nabokov either. The New Yorkers will need to contain the danger posed by forward John Tavares, as he is tied for the second place in the league after scoring 13 goals this season.
The bookmakers have a pleasant surprise for punters interested in ice hockey bets, as they grant Toronto the underdog status in this fixture. William Hill bestows odds of 2.15 for a Moneyline victory that includes overtime and a massive 2.7 for those who trust the Maple Leafs to triumph in regulation time. There is no reason to push the envelope, as the low-risk Moneyline bet can double your investment.