Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators - 11/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (6-5-3) at Toronto Maple Leafs (6-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -111 / Nashville Predators -111 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, RSNONT, TVA
The Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Tuesday night in a NHL matchup at the Air Canada Centre.
The Nashville Predators hope to snag another victory and add to their current three-game winning streak. The Predators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Nashville with six goals, Viktor Arvidsson has five assists and Craig Smith has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 25 goals on 358 shots faced and Marek Mazanec has allowed seven goals on 36 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed a combined two goals in their last three games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Nazem Kadri leads Toronto with seven goals, Auston Matthews has six assists and Mitch Marner has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 43 goals on 433 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has allowed 11 goals on 82 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in their last four games.
The Predators are 5-17 in their last 22 road games and 9-4 in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The Predators are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Predators are having their best success during this mini winning streak, but Nashville is still a team you want to fade on the road. Just wins in five of their last 22 road games isn't something I'm jumping on. The Maple Leafs have had success at home and are due for a solid performance against a beatable team. Give me Toronto and the low line at home.