Maple Leafs vs. Wild - 3/23/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (40-25-7) at Toronto Maple Leafs (27-40-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +180 / Minnesota Wild -201 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, TSNT
The Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs play Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Minnesota Wild look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Wild are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Minnesota Wild have three power play goals in their last five games and have won 15 straight when scoring at least three goals. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 28 goals, Thomas Vanek has 29 assists and Nino Niederreiter has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Wild are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 65 goals in 675 shots faced and Niklas Backstrom has given up 51 goals on 452 shots.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have one power play goal in their last four games and have lost three of their last four when scoring at least three goals. Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk have combined for 48 goals, Tyler Bozak has 22 assists and Richard Panik has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing 3.2 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 137 goals on 1,565 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 84 goals on 854 shots.
The Wild are 8-0 in their last 8 road games and 36-15 in their last 51 vs. a team with a losing record. The Maple Leafs are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Central and 16-36 in their last 52 overall. The Wild are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Wild have been one of the hotter teams in the league, especially on the road where they've won eight straight. The Maple Leafs? Not so much. Take Minny and the spread to give your wager more value.