Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Odds
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38-28-11 (18-15-5 V) Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 28-38-11 (14-15-9 H)
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Wings -140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Detroit Red Wings will try to grab what is a must win when they take on the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Detroit is in the midst of a Wild Card battle, where they simply cannot afford to lose any ground.
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings currently sit 2 points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the 2nd Wild Card, but have an unfortunate disadvantage. They currently have played one more game than the Flyers, making things very tough on them as they do not control their own fate.
They will get their shot at the Flyers one more time, but not overlooking the situation at hand is a must.
The Red Wings went into Montreal on Tuesday night and took a hard 4-3 loss. Meanwhile that was happening, the Flyers took care of business of the Caps in a shootout. Now, the pressure is really on as the Red Wings one extra game played is certainly hurting them.
Detroit really hasn’t flashed to much on either side of the puck as they averaged just 2.7 goals (18th) and concede 2.5 (22nd). The Red Wings were once one of the worst offensive teams in the NHL, which they’ve fixed their problems to boost their goals per game.
Detroit will have their chance for back to back wins as they play host to Minnesota on Friday night.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto is certainly poised for the spoiler role.
Toronto sits last in the East and tied for last in the entire NHL with the Edmonton Oilers. The Leafs come in off a road loss to Buffalo 4-1 on Thursday night as they just can’t seem to figure it out offensively.
On the season, the Leafs are scoring just 2.35 goals per game. Toronto has scored 2 goals or less in their last 4 and have games of just 1 (twice) and got shut out in another.
This team just doesn’t have any weapons that can ignite the offense.
Toronto is just 1-2 this season against the Wings, but they do have the winning streak as they shut out the Wings in a 1-0 game back on March 13th.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- DET are 4-11 in their last 15 road games.
- DET are 20-8 in their last 28 Sat. games.
- Over is 15-6-5 in DET last 26 Sat. games.
- Under is 4-1-4 in TOR last 9 vs. Atlantic.
- Over is 4-1-3 in TOR last 8 home games.
- TOR are 19-48 in their last 67 vs. Atlantic.
- Under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Hockey Prediction
The Wings are in an absolute, no doubt about it, must win here.
After falling to Montreal and having that one less game in hand, they have to sweep this weekend’s back to back. There is no margin for error.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Wings -140
Friday will be a tough game for Detroit, which could really alter the team’s mood depending the result. Regardless, the Leafs don’t have enough here as the Wings come in and grab a much needed road victory.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 3- Toronto 1
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