Toronto suffered a second straight defeat when they lost 5-3 on the road at the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Auston Matthews scored two goals, with the other coming from John Tavares for Toronto, while backup goalie Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves.
The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.57 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.28 (GA). Matthews has 39 goals and 64 points for Toronto, while Mitch Marner has registered 40 assists. They are 13-7-7 on home-ice this season.
The Ducks were last in action on Thursday night, when they went down to a 3-2 OT loss at the Montreal Canadiens.
The Anaheim goals came from Jakob Silfverberg and Derek Grant, while John Gibson stopped 24 shots.
The Ducks are averaging 2.48 GPG, while they are allowing 3.06 (GA). Adam Henrique has 17 goals to date, while Ryan Getzlaf has 35 points and 24 assists.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Anaheim Ducks Betting Lines & Pick
The Maple Leafs not only have home-ice advantage and a superior record to the Ducks this season, but they also benefit from an additional day’s rest prior to this game. On that basis, they have to be the bet in our NHL predictions to win this game.
As for the tip, we’ll opt for the Match Result & Total Goals market, where Toronto & Over 5.5 is +162 (2.62) with Betway.