Maple Leafs vs. Blues - 3/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (40-18-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (26-34-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +153 / St. Louis Blues -170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, NHL
The St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday at the Air Canada Centre.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after losing four of their last six. The Blues are averaging three goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have one power play goal in their last six games and have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 31 goals, Jaden Schwartz has 27 assists and David Backes has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Brian Elliott has allowed 70 goals on 894 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 69 goals on 708 shots.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have one power play goal in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Phil Kessel leads Toronto with 23 goals, James van Riemsdyk has 24 assists and Tyler Bozak has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 116 goals on 1,370 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 71 goals on 753 shots.
The Blues are 9-3 in their last 12 road games and 18-8 in their last 26 overall. The Maple Leafs are 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games and 5-22 in their last 27 overall. The Blues are 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings in Toronto and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Maple Leafs have been fade material for quite some time and that doesn't change here. As long as you don't mind the heavy chalk, the Blues are the pick.