The Winnipeg Jets (30-11-4) travel to face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (23-14-8) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on ESPN+. The Maple Leafs are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bruins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Jets vs Maple Leafs
The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into tonight’s game, the Jets are in 2nd place in the Western Conference with a record of 30-11-4. In their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone 8-2 and has won two straight games as the favorite.
On the road this season, the Jets have gone 14-5-2, and as the underdog, they have a record of 6-7-1.
On the season, Winnipeg’s puck line record is 26-19, including going 11-10 on the road. Their average scoring margin is +.9 goals per game.
So far, the Jets have 22 wins by multiple goals compared to just 8 wins by one goal. In their last ten road games, Winnipeg’s puck line record is 4-6.
After suffering a 4-1 loss on the road to the Bruins, the Jets are looking to bounce back today. In the first period, the Jets found success on offense with one time, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. Against Boston, Winnipeg’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 21 shots on goal overall.
As the underdog, Winnipeg suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Maple Leafs have gone 10-9-2, and they have lost two straight games at home. In games against the Eastern Conference, Toronto has gone 10-15, and they have gone 6-8 against Atlantic Division opponents. Overall, the Maple Leafs are 23-14-8, and they are currently in 7th place in the Eastern Conference.
As the favorite, Toronto has gone 20-10-7 this season, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. Over their last 10 games, the Maple Leafs have gone 5-5, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.
On the season, the Maple Leafs have gone 14-31 against the puck line, including a mark of 7-14 at home. So far, Toronto has seen 12 of their wins come by multiple goals, and they have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game.
At home, the Maple Leafs have gone just 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games, and they have gone just 9-28 against the puck line as the favorite this year. Overall, they have gone 1-4 against the puck line in their last five games.
In their most recent matchup, the Maple Leafs played against the Kraken and won with a score of 3-1. Against the Kraken, the Maple Leafs’ offense scored in all three periods. In the game, Toronto managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.
Toronto secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. The Winnipeg offense is ranked 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 21st in the NHL.
This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 15-24-6. Throughout the season, they have played 23 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.
Maple Leafs Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 7th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. So far this year, the Maple Leafs are 12-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.
For the season, the over/under record of the Maple Leafs’ stands at 24-20-1. They have had 25 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Defensively, the Jets are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Toronto Team Defense
Defensively, the Maple Leafs come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Toronto. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Jets vs Maple Leafs Trends
- Through their last three road games, Winnipeg has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Across the Maple Leafs last ten home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 3-7 straight-up.
- As the betting underdog, the Maple Leafs have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Toronto posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
- In their last three contests as the favorite, Winnipeg has a poor record vs the puck line going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Maple Leafs to secure a victory over the Jets at home. With the moneyline currently set at -129, I’m locking in my bet on the Maple Leafs straight-up.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Maple Leafs to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Maple Leafs to win this one by multiple goals over the Jets.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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