Jets vs. Maple Leafs Pick
Will the visiting Winnipeg Jets be able to manufacture a victory tonight at 7PM ET when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs?
11 Winnipeg Jets at 12 Toronto Maple Leafs, 7PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Jets are listed as a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The total is set at 6.5 goals.
Toronto opened as a -130 favorite before the line flipped in the Jets' direction, while the total has gone up after opening at 6 goals. Winnipeg can be bet between -115 and -105, while the Maple Leafs range from -105 to -110. The total has bumped to 6.5 everywhere.
As of Saturday afternoon, 79 percent of public bets have been pouring in on the visiting Jets. Online wager info also shows that 57 percent of bets are on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Winnipeg defenseman Jacob Trouba (brain injury) is questionable. Defenseman Toby Enstrom (lower body) is out indefinitely. Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (back) is out until mid-April. Left winger Matt Hendricks (lower body) is out until mid-May. Goalie Steve Mason (knee) is out until early April. For Toronto, center Leo Komarov (lower body) is questionable. Center Joffrey Lupul (conditioning) remains on long-term injured reserve.
The Maple Leafs won the first meeting by a count of 7-2 in Winnipeg all the way back on Oct. 4, well before anyone truly knew how good Winnipeg would be this season. The Jets probably still remember that contest considering its blowout nature. With Winnipeg having had its six-game win streak ended with a 6-2 loss at the Blackhawks its last game, expect it to get back on the right track here. Especially considering Toronto is on the second leg of a back-to-back.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WINNIPEG JETS -115