Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Maple Leafs vs Jets NHL Odds
Looking for Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Maple Leafs taking on the Jets on Wednesday, March 31st at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Maple Leafs Jets matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(22-10-3) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets (22-12-2)
Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Maple Leafs -140| Jets +120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Leafs -1.5 (+175)
NHL Betting Total: 6
The top two teams in the North division get set for a Wednesday night duel when the Maple Leafs visit Winnipeg. Toronto currently holds a razor thin 1 point lead for tops in the division.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto wasted a great opportunity at a chance for a four game win streak when they fell 3-2 in extra time to Edmonton on Monday. Auston Matthews was stonewalled by Mike Smith :09 into OT, and Darnell Nurse ended it for the Oilers on the next trip down the ice.
The Leafs still got a split in the series with Edmonton, with Matthews getting the goal this time 0:54 into OT in a 4-3 win. Toronto was down 3-1 at one point in that game though, and streaky play has been a theme lately.
Toronto’s three game win streak started off with wins over Calgary and at Ottawa. Important wins vs. two of the three worst teams in the North considering the Leafs lost 3-4 at Ottawa March 14th and followed that up with a 3-4 loss to the Flames on March 19th.
The Maple Leafs have also had their share of struggles with the Jets this season, dropping two of three at home in early March. Their 4-3 win over Winnipeg needed OT, and once again it was Matthews saving the day.
The Jets haven’t played the best competition lately, but unlike Toronto they are winning those games handily. Winnipeg has won four of their last five, getting two victories apiece against Calgary and Vancouver.
Wins are wins though, and the Jets have looked good in those victories. Winnipeg has outscored Vancouver and Calgary 16-4 in those victories, slipping up in a 4-2 loss to Calgary on March 27th, but that also came on the back to back.
The Jets recently lost that game to the Flames mostly due to Connor Hellebuyck sitting on 0 days rest. Otherwise the Winnipeg goaltender has been great with wins in four straight, allowing just 4 goals total.
Winnipeg has some value at +125 on Wednesday night considering they are 2-1-1 vs. the Leafs this year, and so far all four games have been in Toronto. The Jets are 10-5-1 on their own ice this season.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Maple Leafs are 10-4 last 14 road games
- Under is 5-2 in Maple Leafs last 7 road games
- Jets are 4-1 last 5 overall
- Jets are 7-3 last 10 home games
- Over is 8-2-2 in Jets last 12 as an underdog
- Road team is 7-3 last 10 head to head meetings
- Over is 7-1 last 8 head to head in Winnipeg
Free Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets NHL Prediction:
This game feels like it could go either way with Toronto’s top 5 offense coming to town against a red hot Hellebuyck. Has Hellebuyck been that good though, or are his stats over the last four padded by playing Vancouver and Calgary?
Winnipeg has played the Leafs tough this year though, getting two wins and an OTL even though all four games have been in Toronto. The Jets as underdogs on their own ice is the play in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Jets +125
Are the Jets as good against Toronto when playing in Winnipeg? One would think, and as they say in poker we will “pay to see it.”
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