Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21 Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (1-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (2-1)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -150 / Winnipeg Jets +125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Winnipeg Jets look for another win after beating the Flames in overtime in their season opener. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with two goals, Kyle Connor has two assists and Mark Scheifele has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up three goals on 26 shots faced.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another win to build on their 2-1 record. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 38.5 percent of their power play opportunities. William Nylander leads Toronto with two goals, John Tavares has three assists and Auston Matthews has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up nine goals on 56 shots faced and Jack Campbell has given up two goals on 19 shots.

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The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games. The Maple Leafs are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win. The under is 5-2-2 in Jets last 9 road games. The under is 5-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 home games. The Jets are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Winnipeg Jets looked great in their season opener, but I need a larger sample size before I can start backing them against above average teams on the road. The Toronto Maple Leafs are possibly the most talented roster in the league and there's a lot of pressure on them this season to finally make a deep playoff run. Through three games, the Maple Leafs have been solid and that offense is clicking on all cylinders. Through in the recent one sided history, and I'll lay the reasonable juice with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -150

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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