Winnipeg Jets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Free Preview 1/8/20

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Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets will do battle against Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner, and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in an East-West tilt. Sportsnet will showcase the game, which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

Oddsmakers have not yet posted moneyline or Over/Under odds for this matchup.

Toronto is 24-20 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, ranked 3rd in the Atlantic Division in this young season, hasn’t moved much from the 46-36 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Of the team’s 44 games this season, 24 have gone over the total, while 18 have gone under and just two have pushed. The team is 11-10 SU at home this season.

The Maple Leafs have connected on 24.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s good enough for sixth-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 26th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 75.8 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 28.7 saves per game with a .915 save percentage, Frederik Andersen (21-13-4) has been the top goalkeeper for the Leafs this year. If head coach Sheldon Keefe chooses to give him a breather, however, the team could roll with Michael Hutchinson (3-8-8 record, .892 save percentage, 3.68 goals against average).

Winnipeg has earned 4.7 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 23-20 straight up (SU). Through 43 regular season matches, 23 of its games have gone under the total, while 19 have gone over and just one has pushed. As the away team, the Jets are 13-9 SU so far.

The Jets have converted on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 31st overall and it’s successfully killed off 72.2 percent of all penalties.

Connor Hellebuyck (28.3 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck owns a 20-16-4 record, while registering a .920 save percentage and 2.69 goals against average this year.

Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Jets are 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Maple Leafs are 1-2 in shootouts.
  • Winnipeg has managed 26.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Toronto has been attempting 33.8 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Over Winnipeg’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).
  • Winnipeg skaters have accounted for the league’s 11th-most hits per game (22.4).