Maple Leafs vs. Devils - 2/4/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (26-20-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (18-22-9)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +100 / New Jersey Devils -110 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, RSNONT
The New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The New Jersey Devils look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 20 goals, Lee Stempniak has 23 assists and Adam Henrique has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 87 goals on 1,224 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 22 goals on 226 shots. Schneider has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs could use a victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 17 goals, Tyler Bozak has 20 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 52 goals on 764 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 63 goals on 644 shots. Reimer has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 5-11 in their last 16 games following a win and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Maple Leafs are 11-27 in their last 38 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-20 in their last 29 games following a win. The Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Devils are in far better form than the Maple Leafs right now, and they've beaten New Jersey in four of their last five meetings. I'll gladly take the better team for the cheap price.