Ducks vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
The Ducks have mopped the floor with bad opponents and they'll have an opportunity to beat another team with a losing record when they visit the Maple Leafs tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ducks are -205 money line favorites versus the Maple Leafs, who have odds of +175 to pull off the upset at home tonight. As for the total, the number sits at 5 goals for the 7:30PM ET contest.
The Ducks are 10-2 in their last 12 games versus a team with a losing record and if you want to lay the -205, you're welcome to in efforts to collect what should be a relatively easy win. But there's a lot of risk involved in laying that sort of price on a road team, so the total might offer more value.
The over is 12-4-5 in the Ducks' last 21 road games and is also 15-7-5 in their last 27 games overall. The over has also been profitable in recent Maple Leaf home games, as it's 3-0-3 in their last six games at X. The over is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Toronto as well.
Jakob Silfverberg has six goals in his last five games for Anaheim and the 25-year-old has registered two assists in that span as well. He's red-hot in March, scoring seven goals while adding three assists in 11 games. Silfverberg has 15 goals and 31 points in 72 games this season and should add to that total tonight as the combined score goes over the total.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: DUCKS/MAPLE LEAFS OVER 5