The St. Louis Blues (28-21-2) travel to face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-16-8) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on ESPN+. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Maple Leafs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Senators. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Blues vs Maple Leafs
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
On the season, the Blues have a record of 28-21-2, putting them in 4th place in the Central Division and 8th place in the Western Conference. On the road, St. Louis is 13-12-1 and has won their last five road games. As the underdog, the Blues have a record of 21-13-2 and have won their last five games when not favored.
In their last ten games, St. Louis is 7-3 and has won two straight games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Blues have a record of 16-14, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.
On the year, St. Louis has gone 30-21 against the puck line, and they have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. The Blues have been the underdog in 36 games this year, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.4 goals per game.
So far, St. Louis has 16 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal. They have gone 5-0 vs. the puck line in their last five road games, and their average scoring margin on the year is -.1 goals per game.
In their most recent matchup, the Blues played against the Canadiens and won with a score of 7-2. Against the Canadiens, the Blues’ offense scored in all three periods. Out of St. Louis’ seven goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 36 shots on goal and had 15 giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, St. Louis also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 50 games, the Maple Leafs are 26-16-8 and are in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, they are 4th. At home, Toronto is 12-10-2, and they have been favored in 41 of their 50 games, going 22-12-7 as the favorite. Over their last ten games, the Maple Leafs are 5-5.
Against other Eastern Conference teams, Toronto has gone 10-17, and they have been the favorite in 41 of their 50 games. In their last three games, the Maple Leafs are 1-2, and they are 3-2 in their last five games.
At home this season, the Maple Leafs have an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game, and their puck line record at home is 7-17. In their last ten home games, Toronto’s puck line record is 3-7.
Overall, the Maple Leafs have gone 15-35 vs. the puck line, and they have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line. As the favorite, Toronto’s puck line record is just 9-32, and they have gone 13-13 in games decided by multiple goals.
The Maple Leafs aim to bounce back following their 5-3 loss on the road to the Senators. Offensively, the Maple Leafs’ offense scored in each period against the Senators. In the game, Toronto managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.
In this game, Toronto was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blues offense is 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.
The Blues come in with an over/under record of 21-25-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 30 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Maple Leafs Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of the Maple Leafs’ offense during power plays, they are 10th in power play goals and 14th in shorthanded goals.
So far, the Maple Leafs have an over/under record of 26-22-2. Coming into the game, they have played 27 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.8 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Toronto Team Defense
Defensively, the Maple Leafs are currently 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Toronto. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Blues vs Maple Leafs Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, St. Louis has an puck line record of 5-0 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 5-0 overall in these games.
- Through their last three home games, Toronto has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Maple Leafs have a straight up record of 5-5 and an puck line mark of 7-3.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Blues have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Maple Leafs. Nevertheless, given the payout of -202, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Blues to cover. Even in the event of a Maple Leafs victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Blues should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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