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NHL Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs at St Louis Blues

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The Toronto Maple Leafs continue their road trip tonight in St Louis where they take on one of the leagues top teams in the St Louis Blues. The Blues have played the Leafs tough over the past 10 or so years winning 10 of the last 14 meetings overall but they have won just 3 of the last 6 meetings played at home in St Louis.

Head to Head Trends

Maple Leafs are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings.
Road team is 14-6-2 in the last 22 meetings.

St Louis Blues (-220)

The St Louis Blues are tied for 2nd in the Central Division with the Blackhawks, both teams have 58 points and are 6 points back of the 1st place Nashville Predators. The Blues got off to a slow start this season winning just 3 of their first 7 games but they have been one of the best teams in the league since winning 24 of their last 34 games. The Blues have one of the best home records in the NHL at 16-6 and have an amazing +1.27 goals differential. After scoring 31 goals over their last 6 games the Blues have quickly become one of the league highest scoring teams raising their goals per game up to 3.2. The Blues are also very good on defense allowing 2.5 goals per game but that should continue to drop now that they have Brain Elliot back from injury.

St Louis Blues Trends

Blues are 54-21 in their last 75 home games.
Blues are 41-13 in their last 54 vs. a team with a losing record.

Toronto Maple Leafs (+200)

The Toronto Maples Leafs are 6th in the Atlantic Division with 47 points and are now 13 points out of 1st place and 7 points out of the final playoff spot. The Leafs have really been struggling over the past month winning just 3 of their last 14 games and have not looked good at all getting out scored 52-25 over that period. The Leafs are still one of the higher scoring teams in the league averaging 3.1 goals per game but they are also near the bottom of the league in goals against allowing 3.1 per game.

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends

Maple Leafs are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.
Maple Leafs are 16-39 in their last 55 road games.

Conclusion

I like the St Louis Blues over the Leafs in this one. The Blues may be a huge favorite but they are one of the best home teams in the league and we also have a Leafs team that are in the middle of a complete melt down right now so I don’t see the Leafs having much of a chance beating the Blues in this one.

Free Pick: St Louis Blues -220  

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