Nashville Predators (25-15-3) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (27-12-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 7, 2019 (ScotiaBank Arena)
Line and Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 Over/Under: 6.0
Free ESPN NHL Picks Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs are getting ready to host the Nashville Predators in an important game for both sides. This game will showcase two teams who have recently been on a winning streak. First of all, the Predators are coming off defeating Montreal 4-1 on Saturday. The Toronto Maple Leafs recently snapped a 2-game losing skid by besting the Vancouver Canucks in a dominant 5-0 fashion. The Canucks could just never get anything going and that is a credit to the tough defensemen of the Maple Leafs. This why the Predators vs. the Maple Leafs should be an enjoyable game to watch and wager on.
In their 4-1 victory against the Canadiens, the Predators only gave up a score from Shea Weber, who notched a goal for the Canadiens in the second period. Canadiens goalie Carey Price took the loss for Montreal because he allowed four goals on 31 shots. Moreover, the Canadiens had a took time with Predators winger Craig Smith, who found the back of the goal twice in this game.
In their 5 to zip victory against the Canucks, the Toronto Maple Leafs truly had a team effort. They notched goals from John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Trevor Moore, Andreas Johnsson and Igor Ozhiganov. Goalie Michael Hutchinson also did a bang up job against the Canucks, stopping 28 shots in his first shut out victory in two years.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto’s last 17 games
Toronto is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Toronto is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 9 games at home
Nashville Predators Trends
Nashville is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
Nashville is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Nashville is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Nashville is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nashville’s last 10 games on the road
ESPN NHL Scores Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators
I like the Maple Leafs in this one simply because of the fact that the Nashville Predator have an unfortunate 0-5 record after a game in which they have allowed 2 goals or less. Moreover, the fact the Predators only have a 2-11 SU record on the road bothers me as well. These are both two very competitive teams, but it looks to me like the Maple Leafs are playing much better. Maple Leafs take it a close one.
Free NHL Pick: Nashville Predators +1.5