The Honda Center is playing host to an enticing matchup as the Anaheim Ducks welcome the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s the final time that the two clubs will go at it in the regular season. The game gets going at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, March 6, and fans at home can catch this cross-continent matchup live on Prime Ticket.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Toronto (-170) is favored over Anaheim (+150), and the Over/Under (O/U) is placed at 7 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -105 money on the over and -115 for the under.
Toronto is 35-32 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 38 of its matches have gone over the total, while 26 have gone under and just three have pushed. As the road team in 2019-20, the Leafs are 18-16 SU.
Toronto has converted on 23.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 26th out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off only 76.6 percent of all penalties.
The Leafs, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.1 times per game this season, 3.0 per game over its last five total, and 2.6 per game over its last five games as the visiting team. The team’s had to stave off opponent power plays just 7.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Boasting a .906 save percentage and 27.4 saves per game, Frederik Andersen (28-22-6) has been the primary option in goal for Toronto this year. If head coach Sheldon Keefe chooses to rest him, however, the team could go with Jack Campbell (11-14-3), who has a .903 save percentage and 2.82 goals against average this year.
The visiting Maple Leafs have relied on Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner this season. Matthews has 79 points on 46 goals and 33 assists, and has recorded multiple points in 25 different games. Marner has 16 goals and 49 assists to his credit (and has registered a point in 43 games).
On the other side of the rink, Anaheim is 27-40 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 67 regular season outings, 36 of its games have gone over the total, while 30 have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 14-18 SU as the home team this season.
The Ducks have converted on just 14.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 32nd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Ducks skaters have been penalized 4.0 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five home outings. The team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 8.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
John Gibson has stopped 27.5 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Ducks. Gibson has 19 wins, 31 losses, and five OT losses and has registered a pedestrian 3.05 goals against average and a poor .902 save percentage this season.
The Ducks will be led on offense by Ryan Getzlaf (13 goals, 28 assists).
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Under
Toronto is 1-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while Anaheim is 5-1 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their past five matches.
Toronto’s attempted 32.8 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 27.4 in its last five road games.
Five of Anaheim’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the club is 1-4 overall in those games.
The Ducks this season have dished out the ninth-most hits per game in the NHL (22.6), but that average has risen to 28.0 over their last five home outings.