Winnipeg Jets (7-3-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (7-3-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -159 / Winnipeg Jets +123 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 32.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with five goals, Blake Wheeler has seven assists and Kyle Connor has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 24 goals on 259 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed four goals on 88 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to keep the puck rolling while building on their impressive 7-3-0 record. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 36 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 10 goals, Morgan Rielly has 10 assists and Mitch Marner has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 21 goals on 250 shots faced and Garret Sparks has allowed seven goals on 65 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.
The Jets are 28-59 in their last 87 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 9-1 in their last 10 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 20-6 in their last 26 home games, 10-2 in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Jets are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings and the over is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 overall and the under is 7-3-2 in Jets last 12 overall.
It's tough to turn down plus money with the Jets who are playing well and have shown great balance in terms of winning with both offense and defense. However, the Toronto Maple Leafs have the rest advantage and have been deadly on the offensive end out of the gate. The last thing you want to face on the end of a back to back is a team that constantly pressures offensively and has scored four or more goals in six of their last eight games. I'll lay the juice with the Maple Leafs on their home ice.