Toronto Maple Leafs (6-3-0) at Winnipeg Jets (6-2-1)
|Date & Time||Wednesday October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -125 / Toronto Maple Leafs +113 --- Over/Under: 6.5
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The Winnipeg Jets look to continue their dominance against the Atlantic division as they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to town in a potential Stanley Cup final preview.
The Maple Leafs look to make a statement on the road on Wednesday night as they head into Winnipeg to face off with the Jets in a matchup that will feature former draft partners Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine. The Leafs are off to a red hot start this season and have won four games in a row on the road and while they take on a Jets side that has throttled the Atlantic division of late this figures to be a close contest. The Leafs are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 9-2 in their last 11 against teams from the Western Conference but they have dropped 5 of their last 6 meetings in Winnipeg and have just 3 wins in their last 12 tries against the Jets overall. Frederik Andersen is expected to get the start here as he will face off against Connor Hellebuyck who remains one of the league’s top goaltenders.
The Jets came into the season as one of the co-favourites to win the Stanley Cup and so far they are looking like a group capable of living up to that billing and a win at home against the Leafs would certainly help their resume. The Jets have won 9 games in a row against the Atlantic division and are a staggering 15-3 in their last 18 contests against Eastern Conference opponents which should set up a very exciting game on Wednesday against the Leafs. Winnipeg is 48-14 in their last 62 home games while the Over has hit in 6 straight meetings with these two teams when the Leafs are on the road.
The Maple Leafs are 7-2 in their last 9 against the Central and 5-1 in their last 6 against a team with a winning record while the Jets are 35-17 in their last 52 overall and but 1-6 in their last 7 against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Toronto has gone on a bit of a lull and against a Jets side who is dominant at home they take another loss in what should be a very entertaining contest.