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Leafs and Blues Have Been Lighting the Lamp Since the All-Star Break

St. Louis has taken full advantage of the “new-coach boost” and has now posted back-to-back shutouts on the road since the firing of Ken Hitchcock. The Blues will look to make it three in a row this evening when they make a visit to the Air Canada Centre to take on the upstart Toronto Maple Leafs. The young Leafs have been scoring goals almost at will since the calendar rolled over to 2017 so if the goalies aren’t sharp tonight, we could have another barnburner on our hands.

SHARK BITES
  • The Blues are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road against the Maple Leafs.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Maple Leafs' last 9 games after a win.
  • The Blues are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games after a win.

Since leaving Los Angeles for the break, the Leafs and Blues are two of the highest-scoring teams in the NHL with 3.75 and 3.5 goals per game respectively. While the Blues have allowed just five goals in the four games they’ve played this month, the Leafs have given up an astronomical average of 4.25 per game.

Playing 14 games in 28 days this month will be a grueling task for this inexperienced Leafs team so it's home games like tonight, where they’ve had a day of rest, that they absolutely need to win. Remember, though, this will be the Leafs' third game in four nights and if they get up, it’s not a sure thing.

Toronto has given up more two-goal leads than any other team in the NHL and Freddy Andersen has been anything but a brick wall this month. I like the Blues tonight at almost any price but love them as the road underdogs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting St. Louis Blues opened as 114 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.7 win for the Blues. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 25-17-10 so far on the season. The St. Louis Blues, meanwhile, are 27-22-5. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Toronto go 24-27-1 and the Blues go 25-20-9 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs St. Louis injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Toronto Maple Leafs and the No. 19-ranked St. Louis Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.13 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 23.75% while the Blues defense kills off 84.04% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blues were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Maple Leafs were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
  • St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • Toronto is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Montreal, Saturday, February 11th
Toronto home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 11th

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