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 Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers stops Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 23, 2023 in New York City.
Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers stops Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 23, 2023 in New York City. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AFP.

The New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs meet at Air Canada Centre Wednesday. With two strong opposing goalies, who will win this contest? Read on for our top Rangers vs. Maple Leafs pick based on top odds.

This is matchup of teams that started slowly but have surged up in the standings.

On December 3, the Rangers were treading water with an 11-10-5 record. Since then, they went 15-4-2, ranking an NHL third with a .762 points percentage. In that time, the Blueshirts allowed 2.25 goals against per game, just second.

The Maple Leafs emerged from their slump earlier this season, but they've generated similar results since early December, going 14-6-2.

Here is our best Rangers vs. Maple Leafs NHL pick (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

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Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: TNT, Sportsnet
  • Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Odds

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Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Odds Analysis

The FanDuel moneyline opened with the Leafs as -160 favorites, with the Rangers at +132.

With 62% of the early consensus moneyline wagers on Toronto, the line barely moved, with the Leafs priced at -162, compared to the Rangers at +134.

The total remained a steady 6 at FanDuel. The opening price was -118 for the Under and -104 for the Over but there was action both ways. With 51% of the betting consensus on the Under, the Under price is now -122, while the Over is +100 at FD.

Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Pick

Rangers-Maple Leafs Under 6 

While the Rangers improved their defensive record since early December, they've been especially dominant away. For the entire season, the Blueshirts allowed 2.20 goals against per game on the road, the league's best average.

Rangers goaltender and reigning Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin has a .931 save percentage with 10.61 Goals Saved Above Expected in 13 road starts this season.

While the Maple Leafs don't have a Vezina Trophy winner in net, Ilya Samsonov will make his fourth straight start in goal for Toronto. Samsonov has been exceptional at Scotiabank Arena, recording a .939 save percentage and 13.27 Goals Saved Above Expected in 14 home matchups.

Even though the Rangers and Leafs both have high-end skilled players that can score, these goalies are playing so well they'll keep this game Under the total.

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Rangers vs. Maple Leafs Best Odds

DraftKings, BetMGM (-120)

Under 6Under 6Under 6Under 6Under 6
-120 🔥-122-120 🔥-125-125

There's quite an agreement among top-rated sportsbooks when it comes to the total, with the Under price ranging between -120 and -125. There's still more value at DraftKings and BetMGM, priced at -120, but there's not a big variance in this market.

However, it’s worth getting in on the price while the total is still 6. If there's any risk of movement, it would have the total move to 5.5.  Don't be as interested in the total if it shifts that far.

Rangers-Maple Leafs pick made 1/25/2023 at 1:54 p.m. ET.

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