Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers Odds

Published on April 8th, 2013 1:04 pm EST

Two of the teams who are fighting hard to make the playoffs will do battle on Monday night, as the New York Rangers travel to Toronto to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto has surprised many people so far this season, as they are currently occupying the #5 spot in the Eastern Conference. Toronto, which hasn't made the playoffs since 2004, has seemingly turned the corner this year, thanks, in large part, to the steady hand of Randy Carlyle behind the bench. With a win on Monday evening, Toronto can continue to solidify their chances of making the postseason.

New York, on the other hand, currently sits in the #7 spot in the Eastern Conference. New York has enjoyed a surge as of late, going 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. New York made a number of moves at the trade deadline in order to try and shake up their team - it will be interesting to see if these moves end up working. If the Rangers were to miss the playoffs, there would likely be a massive overhaul of the team in the offseason, starting with the coach.

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According to the oddsmakers, the New York vs Toronto game is a coin flip.

Let's take a look at the current betting odds:

Puck Line

New York Rangers, +1 1/2, -310
Toronto Maple Leafs, -1 1/2, +255

The "moneyline":

New York Rangers, -110
Toronto Maple Leafs, -110

These odds mean that you would need to wager $110 on either team in order to have the possibility of winning $100 in profit back.

Finally, the over/under line is currently set at 5 goals:

Over 5 Goals, -135
Under 5 Goals, +115

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A win for the Maple Leafs and they will be a full eight points clear of the New Jersey Devils and Winnipeg Jets, who are currently occupying the #9 and #10 spots in the Eastern Conference.

A win for the New York Rangers will give them four points of breathing room and move them into a tie for the #6 position in the Eastern Conference.

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