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
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.
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.