Vancouver Canucks at Toronto Maple Leafs - 2/6/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (8-2-1) vs Vancouver Canucks (6-8)
Game Info: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -200 / Vancouver Canucks +160 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with eight goals, Quinn Hughes has 14 assists and Elias Pettersson has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 22 goals on 211 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 30 goals on 291 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with eight goals, Mitchell Marner has 11 assists and John Tavares has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 27 goals on 242 shots faced and Jack Campbell has given up four goals on 52 shots.
The Canucks are 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 8-3 in Canucks last 11 overall. The over is 4-0 in Maple Leafs last 4 overall. The Canucks are 0-8 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The Vancouver Canucks have some serious issues on the defensive side and those problems usually don't fix themselves on the road. The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing their best stretch of hockey in years and look more and more like a team that can make a serious push to a title. The Maple Leafs just beat the Canucks 7-3 a couple of days ago and have outscored them 15-6 in the last three meetings overall. Give me the Maple Leafs and the PL for max betting value.
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Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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