Hurricanes vs Maple Leafs Prediction NHL Picks 3/16/24

Toronto Maple Leafs (38-19-8) vs Carolina Hurricanes (40-20-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -111 / Carolina Hurricanes -111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Hurricanes vs Maple Leafs betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Saturday, March 16th at Scotiabank Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Carolina Hurricanes recent form and recent player performance

-The Toronto Maple Leafs recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Hurricanes and Maple Leafs. 

Maple Leafs Dominated the Flyers

The Maple Leafs faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in the last game and they were able to secure the 6-2 victory. There were six different players that scored a goal for the Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.56 goals while their defense is giving up 3.12 goals per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the defense is ranked 19th in the league. William Nylander has been the top player for the Maple Leafs putting up 35 points and adding 51 assists so far this season. 

Hurricanes Coming off a Shutout

The Hurricanes in the last game faced off against the Florida Panthers and they were able to secure the 4-0 victory. Frederick Andersen was in goal and he stopped all 21 of the shots that e faced. The Hurricanes are averaging 3.32 goals while their defense is giving up 2.64 goals per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league while the defense is ranked 4th. Sebastian Aho has been the top player for the Hurricanes scoring 25 goals and adding 43 assists so far this season.

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Prop Facts

  • William Nylander has scored a goal in each of the Maple Leafs' last three games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Morgan Rielly has recorded an assist in eight of his last nine home appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Mitch Marner has recorded at least one point in eight of his last nine appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Auston Matthews ranks 1st in the league for Goals (55) this season.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Andrei Svechnikov has scored a goal in four of the Hurricanes' last five games.
  • Andrei Svechnikov has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances against the Maple Leafs after playing less than 20 minutes in the Hurricanes' last game.
  • Sebastian Aho has recorded at least one point in each of his last 12 Saturday night appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Teuvo Teravainen ranks 1st amongst qualified Metropolitan Division players for shooting percentage (16.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 3rd in the league for goals per game this season (3.57).
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 4th in the league in power play percentage this season (26.63%).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 2nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (85.38%).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 4th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.64).

Maple Leafs vs Hurricanes Betting Prediction

The Hurricanes and Maple Leafs both found offensive success in the last game, and they are both going to run up the score here. The Hurricanes are averaging 3.32 goals and the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.55 goals per game. Both of the defenses are going to really struggle to defend here, and that will be the difference as this is an easy over. Back the over to cash as one of the top plays of the day. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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