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Toronto Maple Leafs take on Blues in hockey test


Toronto Maple Leafs

St. Louis Blues
16-13-3 December 12, 2013, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 20-6-3



St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Toronto Maple Leafs pay a visit to Scottrade Center.

This season the Blues are 20-6-3 overall while the Maple Leafs are 16-13-3. As for the totals, St. Louis is 13-12-4 on the OU, and Toronto is 15-16-1.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Blues as -221 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Blues sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

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Toronto lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Kings on December 11. Bettors who backed the Kings at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Jets on December 10. Bettors who backed the Blues at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (3.45 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 24.53% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 76.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Toronto home to Chicago, Saturday, December 14th
St. Louis at Columbus, Saturday, December 14th

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