Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 05, 2021

Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets, 2021

The Winnipeg Jets are 8-3-1 on home ice this season. Sunday night they host the Maple Leafs.

Toronto
54-21-6-1
AT
December 05, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
39-32-7-4
Puckline +1.5 -259
Moneyline -107
Over / Under o +6

73%

Betting Action

27%

Puckline -1.5 +215
Moneyline -113
Over / Under u +6

73%

Betting Action

27%

The Toronto Maple Leafs stumbled out of the gates with a 2-4-1 record but have been on an absolute tear since then. They have won 15 of their last 18 games and have a beautiful 17-6-2 overall record. However, they did just suffer a close shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. Now they have to travel to play the slumping Winnipeg Jets. Winnipeg has lost six of their last eight games but did just win 8-4 over the New Jersey Devils. Can the Maple Leafs bounce back this quickly, or will the Jets get their second consecutive win?

Maple Leafs vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds

The Maple Leafs are undefeated in their last seven games out on the road and in their last six games against teams in the Western Conference. Couple that with a 5-1 straight up record in their past six games against the Central Division and you get yourselves one of the hottest teams in the league. When Toronto and Winnipeg match up against one another, the road team has walked away with the win six out of the last seven times.

On the other hand, the Jets are just 2-6 straight up in their last eight games overall. They are also just 5-12 in their past 17 against teams in the Eastern Conference. It is safe to say that Winnipeg doesn’t do well on one day of rest either, losing their last four games under those circumstances. At least the over has been able to cash out in their past four games played on a Sunday.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Goaltending is a major reason this team has been so strong. They rank second in the NHL in goals allowed per game at just 2.17 a contest as Jack Campbell and Joseph Woll are the two players that deserve the credit in that department. Campbell is 13-4-2 on the year with a ridiculously-good.942 save percentage on the season. Woll has only played in three games himself but has yet to lose one, posting a .939 save percentage. Toronto dominates defensively and makes it really difficult to score, something that should give them the upper hand against the Jets. Scoring will have to come around for them, though. They are 13th in the league in goals per game at 3.08 but have had some poor stretches this season. They have the pieces, though, so the team is not likely concerned.

Winnipeg Jets

It’s been a very rough stretch of games for the Jets, but their big win over the Devils proves that they have a high ceiling still. Mark Scheifele was the star of the show in that contest, scoring three goals and an assist. Nikolaj Ehlers knocked in two goals on top of that. The eight-goal outburst was unusual for this team, though. Winnipeg is just 23rd in the NHL in goals per game at 2.78, a stat that has to improve if they have any hopes of advancing deep into the playoffs. They had just nine goals in their previous eight contests.

Luckily, their defense is incredibly strong, ranking ninth in the league by allowing just 2.65 goals per game. With both teams thriving in net, under might be the right way to go in this one.

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