Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs Pick
According to oddsmakers at Toronto is the big favorite at home, as the Maple Leafs are getting odds of -175 to win, while the Red Wings are listed with a money line of +155 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 6 goals. Toronto has won four straight meetings in this series. Tonight’s game takes place from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
The Red Wings are off to a 4-2 start following a 3-2 loss at home to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Detroit is putting up 3.17 goals per game right now while allowing 2.50 per game. Mike Green has one goal and eight assists to lead the offense while both Henrik Zetterberg and Anthony Mantha each have three goals and four assists. Jimmy Howard is putting up an impressive 1.97 GAA this season with a .942 save percentage.
Toronto is now 5-1 on the season after a 2-0 win at Washington last night. The Leafs are now averaging 4.67 goals per game while allowing 3.17 per contest. Auston Matthews is not surprisingly leading the team with five goals and three assists while James van Riemsdyk has four goals and two assists. Frederik Andersen has a 3.14 GAA with a .899 save percentage this season.
Toronto has a quick turnaround from last night’s win to now host a rival. The Leafs are just 20-43 in their last 63 games with no rest. The road team is actually 5-2 in the last seven games of this series as well. The public likes the Wings tonight as well, as they think Toronto may come out flat. Detroit has had the better play in net as well with Howard looking really strong thus far.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT RED WINGS +155