Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars - 3/14/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (38-26-6) at Toronto Maple Leafs (40-22-7)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -138 / Dallas Stars +110 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, TSN
The Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Air Canada Centre.
The Dallas Stars could use a feel good win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 36 goals, John Klingberg has 50 assists and Jamie Benn has 203 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 117 goals on 1,409 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 50 goals on 635 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 28 goals, Mitch Marner has 37 assists and William Nylander has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 156 goals on 1,935 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 26 goals on 377 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Stars are 25-55 in their last 80 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Maple Leafs are 19-7 in their last 26 home games, 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Stars are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto, 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Dallas Stars in their only meeting this season and have won eight of the last 10 meetings overall. The Dallas Stars enter this game on the end of a back to back and aren't exactly in the best form. The Maple Leafs are extremely well rested and continue to play their best hockey on their home ice. It's hard not to like Toronto in this spot, especially with us getting such a fair price.