Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets - 4/22/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (27-15-3) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (28-13-5)
Game Info: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +115 / Toronto Maple Leafs -138 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 33 goals, Mitchell Marner has 41 assists and John Tavares has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.1 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 Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning five of their last seven 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 21 goals, Mark Scheifele has 35 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 142 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 89 goals on 1,096 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 24 goals on 286 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Jets are 4-11 in their last 15 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 4 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Jets last 5 overall. The Maple Leafs are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs should turn things around sooner than later, but there's no doubt they're on the struggle bus right now and they've lost a lot of their bettors money during this stretch given that they've been decent sized favorites in these games. The Winnipeg Jets continue to be one of the more profitable teams in the league, and they've won three of the seven meetings against the Maple Leafs this season, which includes a 5-2 victory last week. Give me the Jets and the plus money on their home ice.
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Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Jets +115
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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