Maple Leafs vs. Jets Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Updated Oct 24, 2018

The Winnipeg Jets are 9-3 straight up in their last 12 meetings with the Maple Leafs overall and five of the last six in Winnipeg.

Toronto
46-28-6-2
AT
October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
47-30-4-1
Puckline +1.5 -265
Moneyline +100
Over / Under o +6.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

Puckline -1.5 +215
Moneyline -125
Over / Under u +6.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

The best two Canadian teams meet early in the season in the first of two games head-to-head within four nights. Expectations are great in both cities; could they meet again in the early June? American networks seem to think it’s a possibility, as for the first team ever, two Canadian teams will headline an American national broadcast for their weekly national game.

Maple Leafs vs Jets Betting Analysis

Both the Jets and Maple Leafs last games played were against the St. Louis Blues Monday and Saturday respectively. The Leafs fell short 4-1, while the Jets captured the overtime win. This will be the Maple Leafs fourth game against Central division opponents; so far they are 2-1 straight up. The Leafs are also a perfect 4-0 on the road, however they are 1-5 in their last six games in Winnipeg. The Jets are 9-3 straight up in their last 12 meetings with the Maple Leafs overall. This will be the second game of the season for the Jets against an Atlantic division opponent. Dating back to last season, the Jets enter this game 9-0 against that division. Also, the over is 6-0 in the last six games played in the Manitoba capital.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs enter this game coming off a three day break, and currently on a two-game losing streak. The team started the regular season on fire, scoring 33 goals in the first seven games, only losing one game in regulation, but have only managed to light the lamp once in the last six periods. The usual suspects have scored and scored regularly for the Leafs, with Auston Matthews leading the way. His 10 goals and six assists leads the NHL in scoring, Mitch Marner has 12 points, and John Tavares has 11 points. A surprising player among that list is Morgan Reilly who has four goals and 14 points this season. He leads all defenceman in NHL scoring. Surprisingly, Nazem Kadri who is coming off back-to-back 32 goal campaigns has yet to score a goal this season. Zach Hyman is also goalless, while Patrick Marleau and Connor Brown have one goal each. To put it in perspective, these four players combined for 88 goals last season.

Goaltender Frederik Andersen is expected to make his eighth start of the season. His numbers haven’t been great this season, with a goals against of 2.75 and save percentage of .910. He’s also faced the seventh most shots of any NHL goaltender with 210 directed at him in seven games (30 shots/game average).

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets increased their winning streak to three games with a massive come-from-behind victory over the St. Louis Blues Monday night. The Jets seemed down and out in this game as the Blues were leading 3-1 entering the third period, but the home side peppered the Blues net with 17 shots on goal in the third and scored three times to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Jacob Trouba netted the winner for the 5-4 overtime decision. Mark Scheifele had a pair of goals in the win. He now has four goals on the season. It was a big character win for the hockey club that looked disinterested throughout the first 40 minutes of play.

This game with the Leafs marks the sixth game of a six game home stand for the Jets. So far the Jets have taken nine out of a possible 10 points on this current home stand. They won’t return to the MTS Centre until Nov. 9 (Colorado). Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will make his second straight start and eighth of the season. Of note, the Jets power-play has been very good in the early part of the season clicking at 32 percent efficiency – fourth the in the NHL.

Maple Leafs vs. Jets Prediction

SportsInteraction