Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/15/21

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/15/21 Photo by James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (25-14-3) at Toronto Maple Leafs (28-11-4)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -182 / Winnipeg Jets +146 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in NHL action from Scotiabank Arena on Thursday night.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on their 3-2 win over Ottawa in their last matchup. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 49 points including 16 goals and a team-high 33 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 43 points with 18 goals and 25 assists on the year. Kyle Connor has 40 points with a team-high 19 goals and 21 assists while Andrew Copp, Blake Wheeler and Paul Stastny each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.7 shots with a 25.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 31 shots with an 80.4% success rate on the PK this season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be out to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Calgary in their last game. Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews each have a team-high 53 points with Marner logging a team-high 39 assists while Matthews has a league-high 32 goals and 21 apples. John Tavares has 36 points with 13 goals and 23 assists as the team captain while Zach Hyman and William Nylander each have double-digit goal and assist numbers this season. Morgan Rielly also has 30 points with 26 assists on the year. As a team, Toronto is averaging 3.3 goals on 31 shots with a 22.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 28.5 shots against with a 77.5% success rate on the PK this season.

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Winnipeg is 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. Toronto is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall and 17-5 in their last 22 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The over is 16-6 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case that could be made for either side in this one with Winnipeg on the back-to-back and Toronto stumbling against Calgary. With that said, these are two of the best teams in the all-Canadian division and I think regardless of who wins, we’re going to see a boatload of goals by the end of the game. I could see a 5-4 game here, so give me the over in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Over 6.5

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