Anaheim Ducks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 3/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (35-24-9) at Anaheim Ducks (27-32-8)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +153 / Toronto Maple Leafs -170 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 46 goals, Mitch Marner has 49 assists and Morgan Rielly has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 142 goals on 1,514 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 48 goals on 421 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 20 games.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 24 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Rickard Rakell has 178 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 149 goals on 1,526 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 56 goals on 608 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 19 games.
The Maple Leafs are 5-16 in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 7-2 in their last 9 Friday games. The Ducks are 7-15 in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 7-24 in their last 31 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 games as an underdog. The Maple Leafs are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Anaheim and 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
I've faded the Anaheim Ducks a lot this season, but this is probably a good spot to take a shot with them and the plus money at home. The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the end of a back to back and have had little to not success in these spots all season long. The Toronto Maple Leafs are also coming off a game that went into a shootout, so we could see some tired legs here. There's also the defensive issues of Toronto that scares the hell out of me. The Anaheim Ducks haven't had much success against the Maple Leafs over the years, but I'll chase the plus money anyway.