St. Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 12/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (8-13-5) at St. Louis Blues (15-7-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -205 / Toronto Maple Leafs +184 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues square off Saturday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Toronto Maple Leafs could use a strong road victory after losing five of their last six games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 10 goals, Tyler Bozak has 10 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 32 goals on 496 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 27 goals on 242 shots. Bernier has allowed 12 goals in his last three games. James Reimer is out with a lower-body injury.
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The St. Louis Blues could also use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 14 goals, Alexander Steen has 12 assists and David Backes has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 38 goals on 512 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 20 goals on 220 shots. Allen has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Maple Leafs are 8-21 in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-42 in their last 51 road games. The Blues are 54-22 in their last 76 Saturday games and 39-16 in their last 55 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
I don't trust the Maple Leafs on the road at all, especially when they're in another one of those slumps where they can't win period. I'll take the better team at home in the Blues.