Arizona Coyotes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 12/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (12-13-7) at Arizona Coyotes (15-15-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -125 / Toronto Maple Leafs +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSNT, FSAZ
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Arizona Coyotes square off Tuesday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Toronto Maple Leafs could use a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 13 goals, Tyler Bozak has 14 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 32 goals on 496 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 35 goals on 324 shots. Bernier has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes need a big victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power plays. Mikkel Boedker leads Arizona with 11 goals, Martin Hanzal has 15 assists and Max Domi has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 35 goals on 320 shots. Lindback has allowed 10 goals in his last three games. Zbynek Michalek is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Maple Leafs are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 11-42 in their last 53 road games. The Coyotes are 2-10 in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 17-35 in their last 52 home games. The Maple Leafs are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 2-9 in the last 11 meetings overall.
Arizona is catching the Maple Leafs on the end of a back to back and has owned them over the years, winning nine of the last 11 meetings. I'll take the home team here that's rested.