The Detroit Red Wings (19-25-7) meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (30-17-2) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday night.
The Red Wings last game was the Tuesday before last when they claimed a 3-2 win on the road at the Edmonton Oilers. The Red Wings are currently averaging 2.80 Goals per Game, which places them down in 25th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.27 Goals per Game, which also puts them in 25th position in those overall standings.
On an individual basis Dylan Larkin has 21 goals for the Red Wings this season, while Gustav Nyquist has registered 32 assists to date.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were last in action the Wednesday before last, when they won handsomely 6-3 on home-ice against the Washington Capitals, with Nazem Kadri recording a hat-trick.
Nazem Kadri scores his 5th career hat trick and Frederik Andersen makes 42 saves to lead #MapleLeafs to 6-3 victory over #Capitals. Toronto earns 30th win of year and heads into break second in the Atlantic Division. #NHL https://t.co/zT6MNgwdLW pic.twitter.com/gEIfeG0BbU— SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) January 24, 2019
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.55 Goals per Game, which places them in an excellent 4th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.86 Goals per Game which puts them tied 10th. On an individual basis John Tavares has 30 goals to date for the Maple Leafs, while Mitch Marner has registered 42 assists.
Although the Maple Leafs have only won four of their last 11 games, they are clearly the better team and will expect nothing less than two points from this game. With regards to predictions for this game, the Maple Leafs should have too much in attack for the Red Wings and they are therefore the tips on the Money Line odds in this game.
Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs