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Maple Leafs vs. Ducks - 12/16/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Anaheim Ducks (21-6-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (18-9-3)
Date & Time Tuesday December 16, 2014, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +100 / Anaheim Ducks -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSW2, TSNT, TVA
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NHL | Anaheim Ducks (21-6-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (18-9-3)
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The Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs play Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.

The Anaheim Ducks have won seven straight games and continue their five-game road trip. The Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game on the season and have scored 10 goals in their last five games. The Anaheim Ducks have five power play goals in their last four games and have won eight of their last nine games overall when scoring at least three goals. Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey have combined for 28 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 23 assists and Ryan Kesler has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. John Gibson has allowed nine goals on 123 shots faced and Frederik Andersen has given up 60 goals on 704 shots.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won five straight and are climbing up the Atlantic standings. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored a power play goal in six of their last eight games and have won eight of their last 10 games overall when scoring at least three goals. Phil Kessel leads Toronto with 15 goals, Tyler Bozak has 14 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last eight games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 52 goals on 653 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 32 goals on 352 shots.

The Ducks are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 10-4 in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Ducks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.

We're getting the Maple Leafs at even money at home against an Anaheim team that has had no recent success in Toronto. I'll take that value.

Pick:
Toronto Maple Leafs +100

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