The Toronto Maple Leafs have played well this season and are placed second with 84 points in the Atlantic Division. They enter this game coming off of a close victory and look to improve to secure this win.
The Vancouver Canucks have had a poor season as they are placed sixth in the Western Conference Pacific Division with 53 points. Having lost their last game, they are desperate for a win to sustain their slim hopes of the playoffs.
Maple Leafs vs. Canucks Odds
Maple Leafs vs. Canucks Match Details
Fixture: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks
Date & Time: Saturday, March 4, 2023, 7 PM EDT
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
Toronto vs. Vancouver Key Stats
The Leafs have done well on the offense to score over 210 goals so far. William Nylander has done well for them this season, having 73 goal contributions. The team has played well lately with Mitchell Merner and John Treves also contributing with a goal involvement per game in their previous five outings.
While defending, they have conceded only 2.6 goals per game on average. The goaltenders have been fantastic with an overall save percentage of 0.912 with Ilya Samsonov leading the pack. Goaltender Samsonov has allowed less than 2.5 goals in his last four starts and has been a winner in three of them.
In comparison, the Canucks have scored over 200 goals, with Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson providing major goals. Moreover, they are going through a great run with a goal contribution per game on average in their last five starts. The offense looks stable and can make itself count in the upcoming game.
However, the defense has been poor this season and has conceded around four goals per game. Their goaltenders have been inconsistent in the last few games, which adds to the negative for the team.
Maple Leafs vs. Canucks Betting Prediction
The Leafs have played better in the last few games and are favorites to win this one. They are 4-1 in their last 5 overall and are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing off of one day’s rest. Plus, they have won 15 times in their last 22 against a team with a losing record. They have averaged over 3 goals per game in their past five games while allowing 2.2 goals in return, which make the situation more favorable for the Leafs.
On the other hand, the Canucks are 8-19 in their last 27 overall and have lost four of their last five fixtures at home. Although they have scored around three goals per game in the last five appearances, they have allowed around 3.8 goals in return, which cuts their offensive advantage. Also, they have a poor 3-14 record against teams with a winning percentage of over 0.600, which adds more to their worries in this game.
Thus, all the factors indicate the Leafs’ win, and we should expect them to do enough to make this situation count with a win.