Toronto Maple Leafs (29-13-5) at Winnipeg Jets (27-16-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +115 / Toronto Maple Leafs -138 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Saturday night.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to build on a 5-3 win over Winnipeg last time out. Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews share the team lead in scoring with 58 points with Marner including 16 goals and a team-high 42 assists while Matthews has a league-high 34 goals and 48 assists. John Tavares has 43 points with 16 goals along with 27 assists while William Nylander and Zach Hyman each have double-digit goal and assists this season. Morgan Rielly also has 30 points with 26 assists on the year. As a team, Toronto is averaging 3.2 goals on 31.3 shots with a 22.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.7 goals on 28.3 shots with a 75.6% success rate killing off penalty kill this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will try to bounce back from their loss to the Leafs in their last matchup. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 54 points including 18 goals and a team-high 36 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 45 points with 20 goals and 25 assists and Kyle Connor’s on 44 points split between a team-high 22 goals and 22 assists. Andrew Copp, Black Wheeler and Paul Stastny each have double-digit goal and assist tallies while Neal Pionk has 29 points with 26 assists as well this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.6 shots with a 26.1% success rate while allowing 2.6 goals and 30.8 shots with an 80.3% success rate killing off penalties this season.
Toronto is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 3-1-2 in their last 6 games as a road favorite. Winnipeg is 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall. Toronto is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
It’s hard to beat the same team twice in a back-to-back, especially when it’s a quality team like Winnipeg on the other side. However, Toronto’s been really good on the road, especially against some of the league’s best teams and with the playoff push coming, I just think that the Leafs will and to go in in the best possible from, including wins over teams like Winnipeg, so I’ll lay the juice with the Leafs in this spot.