Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/29/21

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/29/21 Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (19-21-3) at Toronto Maple Leafs (31-13-5)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -274 / Vancouver Canucks +246 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 17 goals, Quinn Hughes has 29 assists and Bo Horvat has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 52 goals on 540 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 71 goals on 860 shots.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 34 goals, Mitchell Marner has 42 assists and John Tavares has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 17 goals on 211 shots.

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The Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 18-37 in their last 55 games playing on 0 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 8-18 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 18-7-3 in Canucks last 28 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 4 overall. The Canucks are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Toronto and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 22-5 in the last 27 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks have a chance with the plus money here considering they've won four straight against the Maple Leafs, but it's hard to make a case for them in their current form. The Toronto Maple Leafs are showing signs of getting back on the right track and they've been head and shoulders the better team this season. Give me the Maple Leafs and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5

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

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