Jets vs. Maple Leafs Prediction

Jets vs. Maple Leafs, 3/9/21 NHL Betting Predictions

One of the better matchups in the NHL on Tuesday night features the 15-8-0-1 Winnipeg Jets versus the 18-6-2-0 Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the Leafs listed as large money line favorites and the total sitting at 6.5, what’s the best bet in this marquee matchup?

Game Snapshot

063 Winnipeg Jets (+160) at 064 Toronto Maple Leafs (-180); o/u 6.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Winnipeg Jets DFS Spin

Connor Hellebuyck allowed four goals on 19 shots in Saturday's 7-1 loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Hellebuyck was yanked midway through the second period, with Laurent Brossoit finishing up. He coughed up three goals on nine shots in relief. He slipped to 11-7-1 with a 2.73 goals-against average and .911 save percentage across his 19 starts. He'll look to bounce back Tuesday night in the front end of a two-game set in Toronto.

Toronto Maple Leafs DFS Spin

Coach Sheldon Keefe believes that Auston Matthews' hand/wrist injury is still impacting the Toronto forward's shot. Keefe said Monday that Matthew is "dealing with the mental effect of not being 100% himself...[when missing time] you lose your rhythm a little bit. But he's found ways to generate chances and shots." He has played in three games after missing two matches and he hasn't earned a point despite having 15 shots on goal. Matthews believes it's slowing coming back and he wants to continue to progress this week prior to the team's upcoming break.

Jets vs. Maple Leafs Prediction

The over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in Toronto and is 13-4 in the last 17 meetings overall. The over is also 5-2 in the Jets’ last seven games overall, is 5-2-1 in their last eight games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest and has cashed in four of their last five games when they’re an underdog.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: JETS/MAPLE LEAFS OVER 6.5

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