Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets - 3/31/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (22-12-2) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (22-10-3)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Bell MTS Place)
Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +122 / Toronto Maple Leafs -135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 23 goals, Mitchell Marner has 31 assists and John Tavares has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 15 goals on 177 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning 13 of their last 20 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 17 goals, Mark Scheifele has 28 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 71 goals on 870 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 22 goals on 257 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 10-4 in their last 14 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Jets are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Maple Leafs last 7 road games. The over is 10-3-2 in Jets last 15 overall. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are the better team on paper and should be favored, but they've cooled off drastically over the last couple of weeks and the defense has struggled at times. The Winnipeg Jets have won 13 of their last 20 games, have played some of their best hockey at home and have won two of the four meetings against the Maple Leafs this season. The Jets are currently the most profitable team in the sport. There's a lot of value to the Jets and the plus money here.
Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Jets +122
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