The St. Louis Blues will have their hands full trying to stop the explosaive Toronto Maple Leafs when the two teams square off on Tuesday night. Now, let’s find out if the Blues can take care of business at home or whether the Lightning are the pick to get it done on the road.
Maple Leafs vs Blues NHL Lines, Predictions & Pick
It’s @ScotiaHockey Game Day: Leafs battle Blues in last leg of six-game road trip.8:00 puck drop on @Sportsnet Ontario and @TSN1050Radio. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/xDXrV6wgaJ— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) 19 de febrero de 2019
- When: Tuesday February 19, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
- Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
- TV: FS-Midwest
- Radio: Toronto / St. Louis
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- NHL Odds: St. Louis -110 / Toronto -110 / Total: 5.5
Why bet On Toronto?
Why should you consider betting on Toronto in this contest? Becasue the Lightning have looked like the best team in all of hockey since Opening Night and they’ll be motivated after losing the last time out.
The Leafs were on the wrong end of a 2-0 loss at Arizona on Saturday as goaltender Frederik Andersen allowed two goals allowed on 29 shots. Still, Toronto has won seven of its last nine games and ranks a stellar fourth in scoring (3.6 gpg) and ninth in goals allowed (2.8 gpg).
- Goals: 3.55
- Shots: 31.81
- PP/PK Percentage: 21.15
- Goals: 2.83
- Shots: 32.67
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.24
Why Bet On St. Louis?
Why should you consider betting on St. Louis in this contest? Because the Blues are absolutely on fire right now, having won 10 straight games coming into this affair including a 4-0 shutout win over Minnesota the last time out. The Blues have recorded three straight shutouts and will be highly motivated to take down the Lightning in this one.
“I think everyone’s happy as a team for that (winning streak), and it just shows how good we’re playing as a team. I think it’s fun to be a Blues fan now,” said goaltender Jordan Binnington after his team’s latest win. The Blues average 3.0 goals per game (14th) while limiting the opposition to just 2.8 goals per contest defensively (8th).
- Goals: 3.00
- Shots: 31.33
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.71
- Goals: 2.79
- Shots: 28.86
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.78
Penguins vs Devils NHL Betting Trends
- Toronto is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- Toronto is 6-2 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games
- St. Louis is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
- St. Louis is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 8 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Penguins vs Devils
While I genuinely believe that Tampa Bay is likely to win the Eastern Conference this season, St. Louis is the pick for me in this contest. While the Maple Leafs have gone 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 21-9 in their last 30 vs. Western Conference, St. Louis has gone 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 in their last 4 home games. I like the Blues to hold it down at home in a thriller!
NHL Betting Pick: St. Louis 5 Tampa Bay 4