The Leafs and Jets will meet for the first time this season in one of just two games on the NHL docket tonight. Both teams sit near the bottom of their respective divisions through the first couple of games of the campaign and for the Leafs, this is the start of a three-game road trip – and it’s probably the most winnable matchup.
- The Jets are 4-1 OU in their last 5 games and the Maple Leafs are 5-1 OU in their last 6 games.
- The Maple Leafs are 2-6 in their last 8 games with a closing total of 5.5 or less.
- The Maple Leafs are 4-0 on the puckline in their last 4 games against the Western Conference.
Frederik Andersen will get the start for Toronto looking to improve on his .891 save percentage through his first two regular season starts with his new club. The Dane has allowed six total goals so far but looked much better in his last game against the Bruins in which he stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced. Andersen will steal a few games for the Maple Buds this year and that’s a definite possibility tonight.
The Jets have gotten starts from both Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson this year but the results have been the same no matter who’s started in the Winnipeg net. They’ve allowed exactly four goals in all three of their games so far and could have a tough time keeping a Leafs team that has averaged 4.5 goals per game off the scoresheet.
Paul Maurice has not confirmed his starter for tonight but Hellebuyck is the most likely candidate as he is in line to get the No. 1 gig if he proves he can handle the workload. The Commerce, Missouri native posted a .918 save percentage in 26 appearances last year and was emerging as a dominant force before he suffered an injury near the end of the season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs before puck drop in this match found them as 115 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.
Odds – Shark
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 1-0-1 this season, while the Jets are 1-2-0. Toronto is 1-1 on the totals; Winnipeg is 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Winnipeg vs Toronto injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 22 (Winnipeg Jets) and the No. 23 (Toronto Maple Leafs) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
The game also pits Winnipeg’s No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 8 at 3 goals allowed. The Jets power play is averaging 7.69% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Toronto was a 4-1 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Toronto at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Jets were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
- Toronto is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
- Winnipeg is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 5 games
- Winnipeg is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home
- Winnipeg is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Minnesota, Thursday, October 20th
Winnipeg home to Edmonton, Sunday, October 23rd