Jets vs Maple Leafs 2020 NHL Odds, Preview & Prediction.

Jets vs Maple Leafs 2020 NHL Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on January 8, 2020

The only two Canadian teams in action around the NHL on Wednesday night are facing each other as the Winnipeg Jets make their only visit of the season to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs are favored on the Mybookie NHL odds.

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Jets vs Maple Leafs Last Meeting

Toronto won at Winnipeg 6-3 last Thursday. William Nylander had two goals and an assist. Kasperi Kapanen had a goal and assist, and Travis Dermott, Pierre Engvall and Mitch Marner also scored for the Leafs. Frederik Andersen stopped 45 shots. Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg, and Patrik Laine also scored. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 12 of 17 shots for the Jets before being replaced by Laurent Brossoit, who made 10 saves on 11 shots in the third period. The Leafs led 2-0 after the first period, and each team scored three in the second.

Why Bet on Winnipeg?

The Jets snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win in Montreal on Monday. Andrew Copp scored a goal in his return from an upper-body injury. Copp gave the Jets a 3-1 lead at the 10:16 mark of the third period and it held up as the game winner. He missed eight games due to the ailment. Copp has six goals and 15 points in 35 games.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Josh Morrissey also scored for Winnipeg. Ehlers registered the primary assist on Morrissey’s second-period goal and he added one of his own while the Jets were shorthanded three minutes later. It was the first short-handed goal of Ehlers’ NHL career. He’s up to 17 goals and 17 assists in 43 games this season. Morrissey opened the scoring 1:32 into the second period to end his six-game pointless slide. Morrissey has four goals and 24 points in 41 matches this season.

Blake Wheeler had two assists. He has three goals and seven points in the last four games thanks to three multi-point performances. Wheeler has 14 goals and 38 points overall this year. The game marked just the second NHL game of the season for Jets defenceman Sami Niku, the Finn skating alongside Anthony Bitetto on a third pairing and finishing with 13:21 of ice time, the lowest total on the blue line.

Connor Hellebuyck allowed two goals on 31 shots. It was the first time in six games that the Jets starter allowed fewer than three goals in an outing. Hellebuyck has a 19-12-4 record with a 2.69 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Goals: 3.09
  • Shots: 31.21
  • PP/PK Percentage: 20.31

Defense

  • Goals: 3.05
  • Shots: 33.14
  • PP/PK Percentage: 27.78

Why Bet on Toronto?

The Leafs’ three-game winning streak was stopped in a 6-4 home loss to Edmonton on Monday. Connor McDavid was spectacular with a goal and three assists as the Oilers scored in every period. It ended Toronto’s 10-game points streak. Toronto fell in regulation for the first time since Dec. 12 at Calgary.

“Most dangerous player in the world for a reason,” Leafs center Auston Matthews said of McDavid. “We let him fly through the neutral zone, and with the speed and skill he has, he is going to make us pay and that’s what he did.”

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Matthews, a former No. 1 overall pick like McDavid, had a goal. Matthews scored the final goal of the game in the third period while his team was on the power play. The Leafs forward has now scored in back-to-back games and he’s registered 18 points in his last 11 contests. The 22-year-old is up to 29 goals and 52 points in 44 games this season.

Jets vs Maple Leafs should be a close one.

Pierre Engvall had one goal and one assist. Engvall picked up both points during the second period. He set up a goal by Jason Spezza to get the Leafs on the board after the Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Engvall’s seventh goal of the season in the final minute of the second period cut Toronto’s deficit to 4-3. He has been hot with six goals and nine points in the past 11 games.

Kasperi Kapanen contributed two assists. He has two goals and seven points in the last six games, including one goal and four helpers during a three-game point streak. Kapanen has 10 goals and 26 points through 44 games this year.

Frederik Andersen allowed three goals on 19 shots. Andersen lasted just 21:45 in this one before being bulled Leafs backup goalie Michael Hutchinson, who allowed three more goals on 16 shots, entered the game in relief of Andersen. He has allowed three goals or more in six of his last seven outings.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Goals: 3.61
  • Shots: 33.41
  • PP/PK Percentage: 23.97

Defense

  • Goals: 3.20
  • Shots: 32.82
  • PP/PK Percentage: 24.03

Jets vs Maple Leafs 2020 NHL Betting Trends

  • Road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings
  • Over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Toronto
  • Favorite is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
  • Jets are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the East conference
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Winnipeg’s last 10 games on the road
  • Maple Leafs are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto’s last 15 games against Winnipeg

Expert Final Score Prediction for Jets vs Maple Leafs

Winnipeg Jets 3 – Toronto Maple Leafs 4

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