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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets - 3/31/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets (47-20-10) at Toronto Maple Leafs (46-24-7)
Date & Time Saturday March 31, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under: over 5.5
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The Air Canada Centre and the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action on Saturday.

The Winnipeg Jets were playing well with six consecutive victories before going flat at both ends of the ice in a 6-2 defeat at the Chicago Blackhawks. Bryan Little and Mark Scheifele scored for Winnipeg and Eric Comrie allowed six goals on 42 shots. 

Tomas Jurco paced the Blackhawks offense with a pair of second period goals with Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad, Erik Gustafsson and Alex Debrincat also lighting the lamp. Dylan Skura gave Chicago two assists and Collin Delia stopped 25 shots before Scott Foster stopped 7-7 in relief.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been racking up wins in the final weeks of the regular season with victories in seven of nine after a 4-3 decision versus Florida. The Panthers received two goals from Jonathan Huberdeau with Evgenii Dadonov adding a third period maker while Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 35 shots. 

Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and Patick Marleau scored first period goals for Toronto with James van Riemsdyk netting the winner in the third. Frederik Andersen improved to 36-20-5 for the Leafs with a 30 save performance.

Jets are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic and Jets are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 road games. Maple Leafs are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and over is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and under is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. Over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Toronto and over is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings and Jets are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. 

Scoring has been the name of the game when these teams take the ice n this matchup and that has me looking at the over…

over 5.5 // will update

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