Winnipeg vs Toronto: prediction for the NHL fixture
Winnipeg are only 11th in the West with 26 points in the asset. The Jets are not having a very successful season, and recently they were on a string of five defeats, which they broke by beating Calgary (4:2). After that, however, the Jets lost against, to Arizona (0:1) - one of the weakest teams in the NHL. In the last game, Winnipeg crushed New Jersey (8:4).
At home, Paul Maurice's charges won 8 out of 12 games, but they often suffer defeats to the league leaders.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto are 3rd in the East, but they strive to get on the top line. The Maple Leafs are losing one point to Florida and have a good chance to overtake them following the results of this game.
As a rule, the Leafs do not lose two games in a row. After a crushing victory over Colorado (8:3) at home, Sheldon Keefe's men lost to Minnesota in a shootout (3:4 SO).
Toronto scored more than 2 goals in the last 6 games.
In 3 head-to-head games out of 4, more than 1 goal was scored in the first period.
Toronto are on top form and are delivering solid results. Winnipeg, on the other hand, are unable to mount a winning streak. In previous head-to-head games, the Leafs won at Winnipeg on many occasions, ans we believe that today they will prevail again.
Our prediction - Toronto to win
Many of the previous matches between the two sides have had a large number of goals. Toronto do not normally play defensively and often act on collision courses, and the same can be said about Winnipeg. We are looking forward to a high-scoring game.
Second wager - total over 5.5 goals