Maple Leafs vs. Devils - 12/4/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (9-12-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (13-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, TSNT
The New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs play Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The New Jersey Devils have lost five straight games and are sinking quickly in their division. The Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last four games. The New Jersey Devils have scored three power play goals in their last six games and are 5-5 overall this season when scoring three or more goals. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 10 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 11 assists and Damon Severson has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are 6-6 on power play killing in their last two games. Cory Schneider has allowed 58 goals on 690 shots faced and Scott Clemmensen has given up eight goals on 54 shots. This will end a three-game road game trip for the Devils.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have won four of their last five games and are climbing in the Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last two games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored four power play goals in their last two games and have won seven of their last eight overall when scoring at least three goals. Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak have combined for 24 goals, Cody Franson has 13 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in four of their last eight games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 43 goals on 520 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 28 goals on 274 shots.
The Devils are 22-51 in their last 73 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Maple Leafs have owned the Devils over the years and are playing much better hockey than the Maple Leafs. Give me Toronto at home once the line is released.