Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks Match Preview Betting Odds 2019
January 03, 2019
Prior to facing the Canucks, the Maple Leafs were on home-ice against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday evening. Their last game before that was on Saturday, when they went down to a surprise 4-0 loss at home to the New York Islanders, having won five games in succession prior to that.
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.69 Goals per Game, which places them high up in 2nd in the overall standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.79 Goals per Game, which leaves them a respectable 7th overall. On an individual player basis, John Tavares lit the lamp 26 times for the Maple Leafs this season, while Mitch Marner has recorded 40 assists.
The Canucks had games at the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday and Thursday evening respectively prior to this game. Their last result prior to that was a 4-0 loss on the road at the New Jersey Devils on New Year’s Eve.
The Canucks are currently averaging 2.93 Goals per Game, which puts them in 17th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.12 Goals per Game, which leaves them 21st in the overall standings. On an individual basis, Elias Pettersson is the main source of both goals and assists for the Canucks, with 19 and 20 respectively.
The Maple Leafs are the obvious ice hockey bet predictions in this game, particularly being on home-ice and with the Canucks having had a hectic schedule over the last few days. The Maple Leafs have to be the tips on the Money Line in this game.