Leafs vs. Ducks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Ducks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win, while the Maple Leafs are getting odds of -105 to win at home. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Toronto has lost three straight coming into tonight following a 3-2 loss at San Jose on Monday. The Leafs are 7-5 on the season and 3-2 on the road. Toronto is putting up 3.92 goals per game this year while allowing 3.58 per contest. Auston Matthews has nine goals and seven assists to lead this team while Nazem Kadri has six goals with five assists. Frederik Andersen is 6-5 in net with a 3.46 GAA and a .896 save percentage.
The Ducks have won two straight and four of their last five after beating the Hurricanes, 4-3 in a shootout, on Sunday. Anaheim is now 6-4-1 on the season and 3-2-1 at home. The Ducks are putting up 3.09 goals per game this season while allowing 3.00 per contest. The Ducks are battling injuries as Ryan Getzlaf is out with a facial injury and goalie John Gibson is questionable tonight due to a groin injury. Gibson is 5-3-1 in net this year with a 2.80 GAA and a .921 save percentage. Andrew Cogliano is leading the team right now with three goals and six assists.
Anaheim has won its last two meetings with the Maple Leafs. The Ducks have some big injury concerns, as their top player won’t be on the ice and the goalie may not be able to start. Toronto has plenty of playmakers, especially Matthews. The Ducks come into tonight just 2-7 in their last nine after a win. The public betting for this game is unavailable, but I think the public will side with me and take Toronto on the road tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS -105