The Toronto Maple Leafs head to New York to take on the Islanders for the third time this season. They have split their series to this point, but the Islanders will look to take a leg up playing at home.
The Islanders return home after a California road trip. New York took two of the three games they played out there, defeating the lowly Sharks and Ducks but falling to the Kings. As a result, the Islanders have 80 points and a secure position with the Wild Card slot. It’s statistically improbable that the Islanders will catch the Rangers, so this is likely where New York will be when the regular season comes to an end.
Fixture: Toronto Maple Leafs @ New York Islanders
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2023; 7:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: UBS Arena, Elmont, New York
Maple Leafs vs Islanders Betting Odds
|Leafs||-1.5 (+210)||-115||Over 5.5 (-134)|
|Islanders||+1.5 (-260)||-104||Under 5.5 (+110)|
Maple Leafs vs Islanders Best Picks
Ilya Sorokin has his work cut out for him tonight. Not only are the Leafs one of the league leaders in shots, but they convert a large percentage of those shots into goals. The Leafs have a strong history against the Islanders, but the Islanders will try to turn things around tonight.
Ilya Sorokin 28+ Saves (+114)
Maple Leafs vs Islanders Prediction
Toronto kicked off their road trip with a dosey. The Maple Leafs went to Ottawa, where even overtime proved not enough. At the end of regulation, the score was tied at 4, and with nothing doing in overtime, it went to a shootout. Toronto took the game on a shootout, and now with two straight wins under their belt, they look for their third in New York.
Toronto is being given a slight edge even on the road, but the Islanders are lethal at home — especially when Sorokin is in the net. It will be a battle. This game could see overtime, so bettors would be wise to stay away from pucklines, but pucklines aren’t needed when betting on the underdog.