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Anaheim Ducks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/26/2022 Predictions, Hockey Preview and Spread
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Anaheim Ducks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/26/2022 – The five-game road trip is off to a great start for the Anaheim Ducks. After defeating the Boston Bruins, 5-3, at the TD Garden on Monday, the Ducks will try to take down the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Scotiabank Arena in Ontario on Wednesday night. The confidence is back for the visiting squad, but the home team, who is also coming off a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders, is tagged as clear favorites in this match, according to the latest NHL Betting Lines. The puck will be dropped at 07:00 PM Eastern Time as the Ducks look to defy a +250 moneyline price. Live broadcast is available on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
Anaheim Ducks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/26/2022
When: Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Anaheim Ducks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 01/26/2022 Betting Odds:
The Ducks have definitely regained their footing, winning back-to-back games following a previous four-game skid. Assistant coach Geoff Ward, who filled in for coach Dallas Eakins due to a positive COVID-19 test, said the Ducks impressive performance in the past two games is coerced by the team’s determination to redeem themselves following a serious slump. Anaheim is on a scoring tear, netting five goals in each of their last two victories. Heading to Toronto on Wednesday, the Ducks plan to sustain the same energy and will to continue winning games. As of the moment, the team is back at the second spot in the Pacific Division as they trail the leaders, the Vegas Golden Knights, by just four points, 53-49.
Players to watch: T. Terry C (G 23, A 14, PTS 37), T. Zegras C (G 10, A 20, PTS 30), R. Getzlaf C (G 3, A 23, PTS 26).
Toronto Maple Leafs
Consistency has been an issue for the Toronto Maple Leafs to start the year. Three weeks into 2022, Toronto has found itself alternating wins and losses, and that has made it tough for the Maple Leafs to make a significant push in the stacked Atlantic Division standings. Despite having a near 70% win percentage, the Maple Leafs’ record so far is just good for third place in the division with Florida and Tampa Bay each having a significant separation over them. The current situation is forcing coach Sheldon Keefe to tweak his rotation and game plan each game. It has been a trial and error approach, but Keefe is hoping to obtain the perfect formula as soon as possible.
Players to watch: A. Matthews C (G 25, A 16, PTS 41), W. Nylander C (G 16, A 22, PTS 38), J. Tavares C (G 15, A 21, PTS 36).
Anaheim Ducks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Anaheim’s last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto’s last 16 games.
Ducks vs Maple Leafs Betting Picks
The Ducks are excited to play in Toronto after starting their long trip with a much needed win. With a third straight win in sight, the hosts will put up their battle gears to protect home ice. The Maple Leafs will deny Anaheim from pulling off an upset as they will be out to prove that the top sportsbooks for NHL are correct in their odds prediction.
Score Prediction: Ducks 4, Maple Leafs 6.