Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders - 12/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (19-12-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (13-14-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +100 / New York Islanders -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Islanders visit the Toronto Maple Leafs in Tuesday night action.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be going for the sweep of their home and home series with the New York Islanders after a 3-1 victory at the Barclays Center on Sunday night. The second game of the series is Tuesday in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.
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Michael Grabner scored his 100th career goal at 3:13 of the second period which also turned out to be the game winner and first against his former team. James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak also lit the lamp for Toronto while Nikolay Kulemin was the lone goal scorer for the Islanders.
Jonathan Bernier picked up the win with a 25 save performance as the suddenly hot Maple Leafs have gone 5-1-2 the last eight times out and improved to 13-14-7 overall. Thomas Greiss was strong between the pipes with 35 stops but that wasn’t enough to prevent the Isles from dropping to 19-12-5.
The under is 5-1-2 in Islanders last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and the Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games while going 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 4-0-2 in Maple Leafs last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and is 3-0-2 in Maple Leafs last 5 games playing on 1 days rest while going 2-0-2 in Maple Leafs last 4 home games.
The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings while the Islanders are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto. It’s tough to sweep these home and home series but Toronto might have the edge after beating the Islanders in New York. I’ll know more when I see goalies…