Maple Leafs vs. Hurricanes - 1/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (20-19-8) at Toronto Maple Leafs (17-20-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -115 / Carolina Hurricanes +104 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, RSNONT
The Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 17 goals, Kris Versteeg has 20 assists and Justin Faulk has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 74 goals on 776 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 49 goals on 448 shots. Ward has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs need a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 16 goals, Tyler Bozak has 20 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 62 goals on 615 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 41 goals on 625 shots. Bernier has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Hurricanes are 4-14 in their last 18 vs. Atlantic and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are 9-19 in their last 28 games following a win and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Hurricanes are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Toronto and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Hurricanes have won nine of their last 13 games in Toronto and enter this game in better form. The Maple Leafs struggle to win back to back games. I'll take the Canes and the plus money here.