Maple Leafs among underdogs on Tuesday NHL betting lines

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza (19) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be searching for an end to a five-game losing streak when they continue their longest road trip of the season against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night as plus-125 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Toronto is coming off an ugly 6-1 loss in Pittsburgh on Saturday that leaves the team stalled in fifth place in the Atlantic Division standings going into Tuesday night’s Maple Leafs vs. Golden Knights betting matchup at T-Mobile Arena.

The Maple Leafs have been outscored by a wide 23-13 margin during their longest losing streak since March 2017, and have been punished on the Stanley Cup odds, where they have tumbled to a plus-1400 wager after opening the campaign among the favourites on those NHL futures.

Toronto has particularly struggled on the road. Three of the club’s five recent losses have come in contests away from Scotiabank Arena, extending a road slump that has seen them post a win in just one of their last seven away games.

The Golden Knights are also trying to overcome a recent slide as they prepare for Tuesday night’s matchup as -145 home chalk. Vegas is coming off a 6-0 demolition of the Calgary Flames. However, Sunday’s victory as minus-160 home favourites marked just the Golden Knights’ second win in nine outings, and their lone victory in four home contests.

Elsewhere on the Tuesday NHL odds, the Montreal Canadiens face more injury woes as they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets as narrow minus-115 favourites. The Canadiens have impressed while winning seven of 10 but will be without forwards Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron indefinitely after it was announced that the pair will each undergo surgery on Tuesday.

The Canadiens eked out a 3-2 win over Columbus as minus-180 home favourites last week, but have posted just one win in three road outings. The Blue Jackets are listed as minus-105 underdogs against Montreal after picking up their second win in nine outings in a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues as a -105 home wager on Friday night.

As well, the Winnipeg Jets look to continue their climb up the Central Division standings with a third straight win as they visit the slumping Nashville Predators as plus-155 underdogs. Losers of four straight the Calgary Flames return home to face the Colorado Avalanche as minus-145 favourites, the Ottawa Senators visit the Detroit Red Wings as +105 underdogs, while the Pacific Division-leading Edmonton Oilers visit the red-hot San Jose Sharks as a plus-110 bet.

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