Bluelines: A chance for Marner to hit 100 points


The last road trip of the season is wrapped up and all that remains before the start of the postseason are two meaningless games at Scotiabank Arena. First up is a matchup against the Red Wings, which should make for an exciting and frustrating affair if the last meeting between these two teams is any indicator.

The Leafs are heavy favourites (-496)

With two teams on opposite ends of the division standings and on completely different paths as the regular season draws to a close, it’s no surprise the oddsmakers are leaning towards the Leafs for this contest. Toronto has been the better team in the all-time series of late and appears destined to extend their winning streak over Detroit to seven.

Or you could side with the underdog (+365)

In their last meeting, the Leafs were ahead 7-2 entering the third period and should have been on track to secure the two points with little trouble. But the Red Wings stormed back and nearly completed the comeback within the first six minutes. Toronto was ultimately able to survive the comeback attempt but it should Detroit could play the Leafs hard and might be able to pull off the upset.

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Mitch Marner hits the century mark with a hatty (+3300)

Marner sits three points shy of reaching 100 points for the first time in his career. His first career hat trick came against the Red Wings in their last meeting and it would be quite a memorable way to mark the first time in franchise history two Leafs had a 100-point season. Auston Matthews is the other and is at +230 to reach the 60-goal mark.

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