Betting on today's Maple Leafs and Ducks game? Catch the action at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, as the Ducks hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Maple Leafs are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Ducks. The game's over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE ANAHEIM DUCKS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Ducks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Ducks on the moneyline (+159)
  • The Ducks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can Toronto Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

This season, the Maple Leafs have a mark of 18-10-7. When going on the road, Toronto has a record of 9-3-5 record, while they are 9-7-2 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 6th in the Eastern conference.

In terms of the puck line, Toronto are 11-24. When playing on the road against the puck line, they are 5-12, while their overall home performance is 6-12. This season, Toronto's games are averaging 7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.5. The Maple Leafs currently have an over/under record of 19-15-1.

Across their last three road contests, Toronto has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Maple Leafs are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 9th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 14th in the league. In terms of the Maple Leafs' offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 12th in shorthanded goals.

Toronto's leading goal scorer is Auston Matthews. So far this season, he has 29 goals, placing him 1st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 15 assists so far.

Entering the game, the Ducks' defense ranks 25th in takeaways, averaging 5.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 12th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Toronto goalie Dennis Hildeby comes into the game looking to get his season off to a strong start as this will be his first game for the team.

Do the Ducks Stand a Chance at Home?

For the season, the Ducks currently hold an overall record of 13-23-0. On the road, Anaheim has gone 7-9-0 and they are 6-14-0 at home. At the moment, they hold the 7th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 14th in the Western conference.

Against the puck line, Anaheim is 20-16. Their road puck line record so far is 10-6 while sitting 10-10 at home against the puckline. Games involving Anaheim have an average of 6 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Ducks come in with a record of 16-18-2.

In their last three home games, Anaheim has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team's record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 29th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. So far this year, the Ducks are 2-10 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-10 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Anaheim's leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far, he has 17 goals which is 24th in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 9 assists.

Coming into the game, the Ducks' defense is 25th in takeaways at 5.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL.

Goalie John Gibson comes into the game having made 23 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-15 and he has a save percentage of 0.8921568627450981%.