Toronto vs Anaheim: prediction for the NHL game
The Maple Leafs are set to play the Ducks in the National Hockey League on January 27. What to expect from this fixture? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto are occupying the 7th line of the Eastern Conference table. Lately, the Maple Leafs have been struggling to deliver consistent results: in the last three matches, they beat St. Louis (6:5), lost to the Rangers (3:6) and gained the upper hand over the Islanders (3:1). The Leafs are coming into this fixture after three days of rest.
Sheldon Keefe's men have been very successful at home this season: the Leafs won 14 out of 19 home games.
Anaheim are one of the leaders of the Western Conference - they sit in 6th place with a total of 48 points. Recently, the team suffered a dip in form and lost four games in a row, but they finally managed to bounce back. The Ducks crushed Tampa Bay (5:1) and prevailed over Boston (5:3). Dallas Eakins's charges once again proved that they can upset very powerful opponents.
This season, Anaheim have played 20 games away, and nine of them they lost in regulation time.
Anaheim scored more than four goals in their last two games.
In four out of five games of Toronto, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
We don't see Toronto as clear favorites in the upcoming match, since the Leafs are too inconsistent of late, while the Ducks, on the contrary, have looked great in the last two games. We will be backing the visitors.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+2) to Anaheim
Anaheim have been delivering high performance in their last games, and Toronto do not often show discipline on the defensive. We suggest betting on the individual total of the Ducks.
Second wager - Anaheim IT over 2 goals