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Blues try to avoid four-game losing streak vs Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are back after their five-day bye and host the St. Louis Blues. The Leafs lost two games going into their break and are 2-5 SU in their last seven games. On the flip side, St. Louis hasn’t done much better and is currently on a three-game losing streak. The Leafs opened as the favorites in their barn tonight.

  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home.
  • St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games.

Toronto has started to regress after having such an impressive start at home. The Leafs are 13-8 SU at home this season and are only averaging 2.95 goals per game at the ACC, which ranks 18th in the league for home scoring. This recent slip has dropped the Buds to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings with teams like the Penguins and Islanders nipping at their heels. The good news for Leafs backers is they’ve played extremely well at home vs Western Conference teams and are 8-1 SU in nine games.

The Blues offense hasn’t been an issue as they’ve notched 15 goals in their last five games but their defensive efforts have been poor, to say the least. St. Louis has given up a whopping 17 goals in its last three games and is 1-6 SU in its last seven road games. Where the Blues have hope is they do play well vs the Leafs. They’re 7-2 SU in the last nine games in this matchup and have outscored Toronto 34-17 in that span.

The total opened at 5.5 and an OVER might be in the cards for this tilt. With the Blues’ scoring efforts recently and factoring in that the OVER has hit in eight of 11 games when the Leafs have two days’ rest or more, expect a goal-fest in the T Dot tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting St. Louis Blues before puck drop in this match found them as +131 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.3-2.3 victory 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

This season the Toronto Maple Leafs are 25-17-3 overall while the St. Louis Blues are 26-17-3. As for the totals, Toronto is 21-20-4 on the OU, and St. Louis is 19-27. 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. 9-rated Maple Leafs and the No. 27-ranked Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.24 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.65 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 20.93% while the Blues defense kills off 81.43% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Panthers on January 9. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Maple Leafs were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +194 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis's last 16 games
  • St. Louis is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Ottawa, Thursday, January 18
Toronto at Philadelphia, Thursday, January 18