Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs

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The Winnipeg Jets will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in a North Division battle. The Jets have a record of 15-8-1 on the season. The Leafs have a record of 18-6-2. These two teams have faced each other once this season with the Leafs winning the game.

Jets Come off Terrible Loss

The Jets are coming off a 7-1 loss against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Mathieu Perreault scored the Jets’ lone goal. Connor Hellebuyck started the game and gave up four goals on only 19 shots faced. He was pulled in the second period. Laurent Brossoit replaced Hellebuyck in net and gave up three goals on only nine shots faced.

The Jets offense has been inconsistent recently. The Jets have scored four goals or more in four out of the last eight games, but they have scored two goals or less in four out of the last eight games. The team ranks eighth in goals per game, 20th in shots per game, fifth in shooting %, and 10th in scoring efficiency ratio. Mark Scheifele ranks fifth in the NHL with 33 points on the season. He has recorded at least one point in eight of the last 10 games.

Defense and goaltending have been shaky lately for the Jets. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. Connor Hellebuyck has struggled in his last eight starts. He has given up three goals or more in seven out of his last eight games. Hellebuyck has a record of 11-7-1 with a 2.73 GAA and a .911 SV%. The team ranks 14th in goals against per game, 27th in shots against per game, and eighth in opponent shooting % and save %.

Top Team in NHL Loses Two Straight

The Leafs are coming off two straight losses on the road against the Vancouver Canucks. In their last game, they lost 4-2 on Saturday. John Tavares and Jimmy Vesey each scored a goal. Frederik Andersen stopped 27 out of 31 shots faced.

Despite dropping two straight, Toronto is currently first in the NHL with 38 points. Although they are coming off two straight losses, their offense has been terrific this season. Mitchell Marner is fourth in points and Auston Matthews is the leading goal scorer in the league. The line combination of Matthews and Marner is one of the best and very difficult to stop. The team ranks second in goals per game, 13th in shots per game, and third in shooting % and scoring efficiency ratio.

On top of having a really good offense, goaltending and defense have been a strong point as well for the Leafs. Frederik Andersen has been sharp in net this season. He is 12-4-2 with a 2.68 GAA and a .906 SV %. Toronto ranks fourth in goals against per game, seventh in shots against per game, and fifth in opponent shooting % and save %. They have given up one goal or less in four out of the last six games. Toronto is a very well balanced team.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Defense and goaltending have been shaky recently for the Jets. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. The Leafs are excellent on offense this season. They rank second in goals per game, 13th in shots per game, and third in shooting % and scoring efficiency ratio. As well as having a really good offense, goaltending and defense have been a strong point as well for the Leafs. The team ranks fourth in goals against per game, seventh in shots against per game, and fifth in opponent shooting % and save %. Toronto is the better team and will win this game.

Prediction:
Toronto Maple Leafs (-165)

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Both teams have been really good on offense this season. The Jets rank eighth and the Leafs rank second in goals per game. Defense and goaltending have been shaky recently for the Jets. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. This will be a high scoring game with the over hitting.

Prediction:
Over 6.5