Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Fri. Mar 06 2020, 10:03 am

toronto maple leafs 2019 preview

The Leafs will try to cap off a so far unsuccessful three-game road trip with a win when they play at Anaheim on Friday night.

Toronto
36-25-4-5
AT
March 06, 2020, 10:00 PM ET
Honda Center
Anaheim
29-33-8-1
Puckline -1.5 +145
Moneyline -177
Over / Under o +6

77%

Betting Action

23%

Puckline +1.5 -165
Moneyline +147
Over / Under u +6

77%

Betting Action

23%

It’s been a disappointing visit to sunny California for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who dropped games to both the Sharks and the Kings this week.

Maple Leafs vs. Ducks Betting Analysis

The Toronto Maple Leafs current record sits at 35-24-9, putting them at third place in the Atlantic Division. Toronto is still five points ahead of the Panthers in the division as Florida lost last night in overtime to the Bruins.

Anaheim is in seventh place in the Pacific Division, with a record of 27-32-8. The Ducks are 14-14-4 when playing in Anaheim and the Leafs are 18-15-2 when on the road.

The last time these two clubs played was on February 7th. The Leafs came away with a 5-4 win, with two of those goals coming from John Tavares. Andreas Johnsson, Auston Matthews and Jason Spezza also scored for the Toronto side. Nicolas Deslauriers, Max Jones, Derek Grant and Adam Henrique got the Ducks goals.

Toronto Maple Leafs

California has not been kind to the Maple Leafs, who followed up on their 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks earlier this week with a Thursday night L to the 30th place Los Angeles Kings. To add insult to injury, the Leafs were shut out in the matchup.

Toronto took 36 shots but couldn’t get a single one past aging L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick. Frederik Andersen was between the pipes for the Leafs  and stopped 30 shots but fell to 28-13-7.

The team’s power play woes continued against the Kings, and they went 0-for-3 in the man advantage last night. That brought their total games without a PP goal to four, going 0-for-11 in those games.

The game marked the first time that Toronto had been shut out of scoring since March 19 of last year, when they were blanked by the Predators in Nashville.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks aren’t in the playoff conversation this year, but are preparing to host the Leafs with a fresh win in their pockets. Rickard Rakell was the overtime hero for the Ducks as they earned two points against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night with a 4-3 win. It was Rakell’s first goal in 16 games and it was the shot that ended the Avs’ seven game win streak.  Andrew Agozzino, Brendan Guhle and Sam Steel were the other goal scorers for the Anaheim side.

Veteran netminder Ryan Miller made 32 saves for the Ducks for the 386th game of his career, putting him just past Mike Vernon for 15th place in league history.

Who Will Win Maple Leafs vs. Ducks?

SportsInteraction