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Ducks Continue To Be UNDER Royalty

The Anaheim Ducks have not been very good this season, but their struggles have equalled profits for bettors as the team has gone UNDER in nine of their past 14 games with only three of those games going OVER. The Ducks and their opponents have combined for 51 goals since the start of December, an average of just 3.6 goals per game. The Toronto Maple Leafs will head to the Pond on Wednesday night for a battle of the mediocres.

Shark Bites
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-1 in their last seven games vs the Ducks.
  • The Ducks are 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win.
  • The Maple Leafs are 8-19 in their last 27 road games.

The Ducks have been surprisingly strong recently as they have gone 4-0-1 in their past five games thanks to their special teams play. Anaheim is a perfect 16-for-16 on the penalty kill in that span while scoring six goals on the powerplay. Goaltending has also been incredibly hot for the Ducks as the team’s netminders have only allowed seven goals in the past five games.

The Leafs will give Jonathan Bernier his eighth consecutive start in net to start their three-game California road trip. Bernier is 5-2 with a 2.42 goals against average and a .925 save percentage during his seven game starting streak. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Anaheim Ducks as -187 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

A 2.7-2.6 result in favor of the Ducks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Anaheim will face the 15-15-7 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Ducks are 11-19-8 in over under betting so far this season while the Toronto Maple Leafs are 15-17-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Toronto injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-ranked Anaheim Ducks and the No. 7-rated Toronto Maple Leafs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.92 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.78 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 21.98% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 79.66% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Maple Leafs were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +109 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Anaheim won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Jets on January 03. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Toronto's last 21 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Anaheim is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 7 games when playing Toronto

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Los Angeles, Thursday, January 7th
Anaheim home to St. Louis, Friday, January 8th

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