Looking to win big? The Ducks and Maple Leafs face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Maple Leafs are hosting the game at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Maple Leafs are favored by -1.5 against the Ducks.

ANAHEIM DUCKS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Maple Leafs picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Maple Leafs on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Ducks (+1.5)

Will Anaheim Shock Everyone at Scotiabank Arena?

Through 53 games, the Ducks sit in 14th place in the Western Conference with a record of 19-32-2. On the road, Anaheim has gone 11-14-1 this season, and they are 7th in the Pacific Division.

As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 17-28-2 this season, and they have lost two of their last three games. Over their last ten games, Anaheim has gone 4-6.

On the season, Anaheim has lost 22 games by multiple goals and 12 games by one goal. So far, their puck line record is 28-25, and their average scoring margin is -.8 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Ducks’ puck line record is 4-6, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten road games.

As the underdog, the Ducks have a puck line record of 27-20, including going 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. So far, Anaheim has been the underdog in 47 of their games and has a scoring margin of -.9 goals per game in those games. This season, the Ducks have just one puck line win as the favorite.

On average, Anaheim’s games have finished with 6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Ducks come in with an over/under record of 23-27-3.

Across their last three road contests, Anaheim has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 2 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Ducks come in averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. Coming into the game, the Ducks have a 4-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 14-16.

Anaheim’s leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far, he has 23 goals which is 28th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 18 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Maple Leafs head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Toronto. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Toronto, goalie Lukas Dostal has started 20 games in this season. His current record is 8-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.717%.

Will the Toronto Defense Show Up at Home?

At home, the Maple Leafs have been favored in 43 of their 52 games and have gone 14-10-2 at home this season. They are 28-16-8 overall and have won two straight games. In the Eastern Conference, Toronto is in 7th place and 4th in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Maple Leafs are 7-3 and have won three straight games at home.

This season, the Maple Leafs have been favored in each of their last two games and have gone 24-12-7 as the favorite. In the Eastern Conference, Toronto has gone 11-17 and 6-9 in the Atlantic Division. Over their last five games, the Maple Leafs are 3-2 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

So far this season, the Maple Leafs have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game. Overall, their puck line record is 16-36, including going 10-33 as the favorite. In their games at home, Toronto’s puck line mark is 8-18.

Across their last ten home games, the Leafs have a puck line record of 3-7. Over their last five games, Toronto’s puck line record is just 1-4, and they are 1-2 against the puck line in their last three games.

This season, Toronto’s games have an average of 6.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Maple Leafs come in with an over/under performance of 27-23-2.

In their last three road games, Anaheim has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Maple Leafs offense is 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the NHL.

Toronto’s current leading scorer is Auston Matthews. This season, he has 45 goals, which puts him 1st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 21 assists so far.

The Maple Leafs defense is currently 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Toronto. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 5th with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Anaheim, goalie Ilya Samsonov has started 23 games in this season. His current record is 11-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.594%.