Ottawa vs. Toronto Preview

The Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Air Canada Centre.

Ottawa at Toronto
When: 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, April 5, 2015
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, City, TVA
PREDICTION: Maple Leafs 3, Senators 2
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Oddsmakers currently have the Senators listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Maple Leafs, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

In their last action, Toronto was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -295 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Toronto wasted a sensational performance by James Reimer, who made 49 saves in Saturday’s 2-1 shootout loss in Boston and has turned aside 89-of-91 shots in his last two starts. Jonathan Bernier should be back in net attempting to halt a string of seven straight defeats, including a 4-3 setback at Buffalo on Wednesday in which the Maple Leafs coughed up a two-goal lead. The Maple Leafs, who have dropped 23-of-24 on the road, will be going for their first three-game home winning streak since Dec. 13-16.

Team record: 29-43-7
Toronto is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto’s last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home
Toronto is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Ottawa

In their last action, Ottawa was a 4-3 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Ottawa at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Ottawa continued its penchant for dramatic victories with its second straight overtime win, this coming courtesy of Kyle Turris’ breakaway tally after the Senators blew a three-goal lead. Stone has scored three times in the last five games to boost his season total to 21 while former Maple Leaf Clarke MacArthur has points in four of five contests since returning from a stint of nearly six weeks on the disabled list. Captain Erik Karlsson collected a pair of assists Saturday to give him 14 points in his last 13 games.

Team record: 40-26-12
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Ottawa is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa’s last 9 games
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Ottawa’s last 13 games on the road

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