Maple Leafs vs. Predators - 11/18/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (11-4-2) at Toronto Maple Leafs (9-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -117 / Nashville Predators +106 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, TSNT
The Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Nashville Predators have won four of their last five games and are putting pressure on the rest of the Central division. The Predators are a defensive team that’s allowing just two goals per game and has allowed just 10 goals in their last five games. The Nashville Predators have allowed just three power play goals all month and have won seven straight when allowing less than three goals overall. Pekka Rinne has allowed 29 goals on 411 shots and Carter Hutton has given up four goals on 62 shots faced. Offensively, James Neal leads Nashville with nine goals, Filip Forsberg has 12 assists and Shea Weber has 43 shots on goal. The Predators are scoring a power play goal just 13.7 percent of the time but have four of them this month.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to avoid a season-long three-game losing streak. The Maple Leafs offense has scored just three goals in their last two games but is averaging 3.1 goals on the season. The Toronto Maple Leafs have been an offensive machine all season that’s scoring a power play goal 20.6 percent of the time and has won nine of their last 10 games when scoring three or more goals overall. Phil Kessel leads Toronto with 11 goals, Leo Komarov has 10 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, Jonathan Bernier has allowed 28 goals on 352 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 22 goals on 249 shots. The Maple Leafs are 7-8 on power play kills in their last three games.
The Predators are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Central.
Give me the Toronto Maple Leafs in this matchup, as they've done well this season snapping a short losing skid.