Saturday NHL: Peterson picks Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets, Las Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs (-135) @ Winnipeg Jets (+115), 7 pm EDT
Another Northern division barnburner is on tap Saturday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs (29-13-5) face the Winnipeg Jets (27-16-3) for the second time in three days. Toronto defeated Winnipeg 5-3 on Thursday night in a game that featured the top two teams in the division. The Jets are 5-5 in their last ten games and are averaging 2.8 goals per game. The Leafs are also 5-5 in their last ten but are averaging slightly more offense at 3.4 goals per game. In the past 7 meetings between these two teams, the total has gone over in five of them including Thursday night. Lean on the over here as both teams push a good pace and get plenty of chances.
PICK: Over 6 (-126)
Las Vegas Golden Knights (-250) @ Anaheim Ducks (+210), 9 pm EDT
The Las Vegas Golden Knights (33-11-2) sit comfortably in second place behind the Colorado Avalanche in the West. Having won eight in a row and six of those by multiple goal margins, Vegas will look to replicate that same kind of dominance Saturday night against a struggling Anaheim Ducks (14-26-7) team that is on a three game losing streak. In the last two meetings between these teams, Vegas dominated both- 4-0 & 5-2. With the Golden Knights in "seek and destroy" mode, lean on the Puck Line here as Vegas should by all means dominate this game and steamroll Anaheim.
PICK: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5