Maple Leafs vs Avalanche Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/15/23
Colorado Avalanche (37-22-6) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (40-18-8)
March 15, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -130 / Colorado Avalanche +105; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 43 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 52 assists and Evan Rodrigues has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 126 goals on 1,501 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has given up 38 goals on 470 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. William Nylander leads Toronto with 35 goals, Mitchell Marner has 61 assists and Auston Matthews has 249 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Matt Murray has given up 62 goals on 640 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 78 goals on 917 shots.
The Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 141-69 in their last 210 overall. The Maple Leafs are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 21-8 in their last 29 Wednesday games. The under is 19-7-3 in Avalanche last 29 road games. The over is 5-2-2 in Maple Leafs last 9 home games. The Avalanche are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche in the plus money role is always worth a look, especially when they’ve shown time and time again they can win on the road. However, the Toronto Maple Leafs are a team I’ve been on a lot this season, and this is a big game at home to provide more confidence they can make a deep playoff run. Expect a packed house and a motivated side. Give me the Maple Leafs and the cheap price at home.