Predators vs. Maple Leafs - 2/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (22-25-4) at Nashville Predators (32-11-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -220 / Toronto Maple Leafs +197 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSNT, FSSM
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have fallen out of the playoff race with nine straight losses. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored two goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have zero power play goals in their last three games and have won three of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. James van Riemsdyk leads Toronto with 21 goals, Phil Kessel has 25 assists and Tyler Bozak has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 91 goals on 1,074 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 56 goals on 604 shots.
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The Nashville Predators lead the Central despite splitting their last eight games. The Predators are averaging three goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 17 goals, Mike Ribeiro has 33 assists and James Neal has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 73 goals on 1,053 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 29 goals on 293 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 16-43 in their last 59 road games. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 14-6 in their last 20 vs. Eastern Conference. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Maple Leafs are starting to show their true colors, and a road trip against one of the better teams in hockey isn't going to fix their issues. Take Nashville and the spread to give you more bang for your buck.