October 21, 2008

Anaheim Ducks at Toronto Maple Leafs Preview

NHL Betting Preview
Anaheim Ducks (1-5-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (1-2-2)
Tuesday, 7:05 pm Eastern – TSN

SBG Global Opening Line: Ducks – 125 , Total 5.5 Under -130

The Anaheim Ducks began the season as Stanley Cup contenders but have not looked the part through six games this season. The Ducks have just a single win and have played poorly many times this season. They will open up a four game road trip in Toronto on Tuesday night.
SBG Global reports that early Hockey betting has the public taking Ducks on the Road.

The Ducks lost their first four games this season by a combined score of 17-8. They won 4-0 against San Jose last Friday but then lost to Carolina 3-1 on Sunday. “When things are going against you, as they have this little while, we just haven’t found a way to put the puck across the line enough times,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “It’s not for lack of effort or quality scoring chances. We had a territorial advantage a lot of the game.” Anaheim has been horrible on the power play this season going 1 for 24 which is worst in the league. “It’s unbelievable,” right wing Teemu Selanne said, “We’re not getting any bounces. … All kinds of things are happening, but it’s not going in our favor. I think it was great effort again (Friday), and we deserved better than this.”

The Leafs haven’t been much better than Anaheim. They opened with a win against Detroit and haven’t really played well since, including losing 4-1 to Pittsburgh on Saturday. “We just didn’t execute very well,” said Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson. Anaheim goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is 2-3-0 with a 2.08 goals-against average in six career games against the Maple Leafs. Toronto’s Vesa Toskala is 2-3-0 with a 3.82 GAA against Anaheim in his career. Here are more Hockey betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Ducks are 10-1 in their last 11 vs. the Northeast. The Ducks are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Ducks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Ducks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto.

SBG Global Current Line: Ducks – 125 , Total 5.5 Under -130

The Maple Leafs are 1-10-2 in their last 13 vs. the Pacific. The Maple Leafs are 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Maple Leafs are 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The home team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.

The Under is 5-0 in the Ducks last 5 vs. the Northeast. The Under is 13-3-2 in the Ducks last 18 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Under is 11-3-5 in the Ducks last 19 road games. The Under is 15-7-6 in the Ducks last 28 overall.

The Over is 7-0-1 in the Maple Leafs last 8 home games.

Pick: Maple Leafs 2 units out of 5

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