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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings 1/12/2023 Expert Picks, Predictions and Previews

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings 1/12/2023 Expert Picks, Predictions and Previews

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings will go head to head in an exciting NHL match-up at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, January 12. The Maple Leafs, fresh off a successful 2-1 home defense against the Nashville Predators, will be looking to secure their fourth straight win after winning three games in a row. With 57 points scored on the season, the Maple Leafs have improved to third place in the entire NHL standing. Center John Tavares scored one goal and had one assist while RW Mitchell Marner added one goal, leading Toronto to victory. Goalie Matt Murray defended 32 shots with a save percentage of .970 in the win.

Right-Wingman Mitchell Marner is the key player for the Maple Leafs this season; he has been a workhorse for Toronto with a team-leading 15 goals, 32 assists, and 49 points in only 41 games this season. Marner will be leading the way for the Toronto Maple Leafs with an overall record of 25-9-7 on the way to their postseason tour this year. Mitch Marner has 50 points with a team-high 34 assists as well on the year. Ilya Samsonov’s 12-3-1 with a 2.29 GAA and a .916 save percentage while Matt Murray is 11-4-2 with a 2.48 GAA and a .919 save percentage in goal for Toronto so far this season.

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are 9-0 SU in their last 9 matches with the Red Wings.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games on the road.
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road against Detroit. 

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings 1/12/2023 Expert Picks, Predictions and Previews

Meanwhile, The Detroit Red Wings, fueled by the energy of their home ice, will be fiercely competing to secure their second straight win by taking down the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday evening. The Red Wings took advantage of playing at home and shut down the Winnipeg Jets with a final score of 7-5, ending a three-game skid on Tuesday night. Determined to win more games, the Red Wings will fight to keep their playoff hopes alive by gaining a wildcard seat at the end of the regular season. Left-wingman Lucas Raymond put on a strong performance with one goal and one assist while Center Oskar Sundqvist added one goal and one assist in leading Detroit. Defenseman Moritz Seider stood out as the top setter with 4 assists for the Red Wings, showing a fierce and relentless attitude.

The Detroit Red Wings will try to build on their 7-5 win over the Jets last time out. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 14 goals and 21 assists for his 35 points while Dominik Kubalik has 29 points with 13 goals and 16 assists. Filip Hronek has 29 points with 7 goals and 22 assists while David Perron has 27 points with 12 goals and 15 assists. Ville Husso has gone 13-8-5 with a 3.03 GAA and a .901 save percentage while Alex Nedeljkovic is 2-4-2 with a 4.09 GAA and a .880 save percentage between the pipes for Detroit this season.

  • The Detroit Red Wings are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home against Toronto.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games against an opponent in the East.
  • The total remained UNDER in 10 of Detroit’s last 14 games played in January. 

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings. The NHL Pick for this contest is Toronto -163. Both squads are sizzling hot as the Maple Leafs will be playing part two of a back-to-back match while Detroit is coming from a big win over a strong Winnipeg Jets team last Tuesday. Toronto is on its way to postseason competition and will not allow Detroit to hinder its way in the quest. The prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs will win 3-2. 

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI  

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023                                                                                  


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Maple Leafs -163               

NHL Totals: 6.0

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