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NHL: Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction 1/20/2024

The Toronto Maple Leafs (22-13-8) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (30-11-4) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Maple Leafs are 22-13-8 and are in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. In their division, Toronto is in 3rd place. When playing against other teams in the East, the Maple Leafs have gone 10-15. On the road, Toronto has a record of 12-4-6.

Over their last ten games, the Maple Leafs have gone 5-5, and they have gone 1-4 over their last five games. In their last three games, Toronto has won just one time.

On the road this season, the Maple Leafs have gone just 6-16 against the puck line, and their overall puck line record is 13-30. Over their last ten games, Toronto has gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

So far this year, the team has gone 11-11 vs. the puck line in games where they are the underdog, and their average scoring differential on the road is +.4 goals per game. Over their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is just 4-6.

Facing the Flames in their last game, the Maple Leafs won by a score of 4-3. Looking at the Maple Leafs offense vs. the Flames, they managed to score one goal in the opening period and three times in the second period. Toronto’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 33 shots on goal and six giveaways.

Toronto couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Canucks are 15-4-1, and they are in first place in both the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. Vancouver has won two straight games at home and has gone 4-1 in their last five games overall. Over their last 10 games, the Canucks are 7-3. For the season, Vancouver is 30-11-4 and has 64 points.

Against teams from the Western Conference, the Canucks have gone 17-8, and they have been favored in 26 of their 45 games. As the favorite, Vancouver has a record of 18-7-1. Over their last three games, the Canucks are 2-1.

At home, the Canucks are 14-6 against the puck line this season and 6-4 in their last 10 home games. Overall, Vancouver’s puck line record is 30-15, including going 21-9 vs. the puck line as the underdog.

In their last three games, the Canucks have failed to cover the puck line and are just 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five games. So far this season, Vancouver has 21 wins by multiple goals and has lost six games by more than one goal.

In their last game, the Canucks were the hosts against the Coyotes, and they came away with a 2-1 win. Offensively, the Canucks registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Out of Vancouver’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 26 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.

Vancouver couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 3 goals.

Toronto Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Maple Leafs are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 7th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 5th in the league. Looking at how the Maple Leafs’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 14th in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Maple Leafs have an over/under record of 23-19-1. Coming into the game, they have played 24 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.9 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Canucks are scoring an 3.8 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 27th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Canucks offense is 9th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 16th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Canucks’ stands at 26-16-3. They have had 29 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Toronto Team Defense

Defensively, the Maple Leafs are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Toronto. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

The Canucks defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Vancouver. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 3rd with 5 shutouts.

Maple Leafs vs Canucks Trends

  • Across the Maple Leafs last three road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • The Canucks are 3-2 puck line in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Canucks have gone 9-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Toronto has an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 2-3 straight up.

Maple Leafs vs Canucks Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Maple Leafs to take down the Canucks on the road. With the moneyline currently at +107, I’m placing my bet on the Maple Leafs straight-up.

Our projections have the Maple Leafs pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Maple Leafs, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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