Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (28-11-4) vs Winnipeg Jets (26-14-3)
Game Info: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -182 / Winnipeg Jets +146 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 19 goals, Mark Scheifele has 33 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 84 goals on 1,038 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 22 goals on 257 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 32 goals, Mitchell Marner has 39 assists and John Tavares has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 17 goals on 211 shots.
The Jets are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-3 in their last 12 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Jets last 5 overall. The under is 5-2-2 in Maple Leafs last 9 overall. The Jets are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have gotten their act together as of late and this is a tough spot to bet against them with the rest advantage. The Maple Leafs have also won four of the six meetings this season against the Jets. However, the Winnipeg Jets are playing too well to turn down with this plus money, winning eight of their last 12 games and have proven they can win on the road this week. The Maple Leafs should be favored on their home ice, but the Jets and the plus money is where the value is at.