Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Match Preview & Betting Odds 2019
January 31, 2019
The Detroit Red Wings (19-25-7) take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (30-17-2) on Friday night at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings were last in action the Tuesday before last when they claimed a 3-2 win on the road at the Edmonton Oilers.
The Red Wings are currently averaging 2.80 Goals per Game, which leaves them 25th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.27 Goals per Game, which also places them in a lowly 25th position in those overall standings. On an individual basis Dylan Larkin has 21 goals for the Red Wings this season, while Gustav Nyquist has recorded 32 assists to date.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were last in action the Wednesday before last, when they beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 on home-ice, with Nazem Kadri recording a hat-trick.
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.55 Goals per Game, which puts them in 4th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.86 Goals per Game which leaves them tied 10th. On an individual player basis John Tavares has 30 goals to date for the Maple Leafs, while Mitch Marner has registered 42 assists.
In terms of our predictions for this game, although the Maple Leafs have only won four of their last 11 games, they are clearly the better team and will expect nothing less than two points from this game. They should have too much going forward for the Red Wings and therefore the Maple Leafs are the picks on the Money Line odds in this game.