Maple Leafs vs Blues - Prediction NHL Picks 2/19/24

St. Louis Blues (29-23-2) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (29-16-8)

Game Info: Monday, February 19, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +135 / Toronto Maple Leafs -167 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and St Louis Blues face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at the Enterprise Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Maple Leafs vs Blues prediction.

Maple Leafs Have Won Three Straight

The Maple Leafs are playing well heading into this game and they won three games in a row. In the last game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Maple Leafs offense scored nine goals and they ended up winning by seven. Auston Matthews had a strong game scoring three goals and adding two assists. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.56 goals while their defense is giving up 3.15 goals per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while the defense is ranked 18th. Matthews on the season has scored 48 goals and added 23 assists so far this season. 

Blues Defense Needs to be Better

The Blues faced off against the Nashville Predators in the last game and the defense was awful. The Blues scored two goals, but the defense gave up five goals and that led to the defeat. The Blues on the season is averaging 2.93 goals while their defense is giving up 3.09 goals per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league while the defense is ranked 17th. Robert Thomas is having a strong season and he has scored 19 goals and added 42 assists so far this season. There are three different players that have put up at least 42 points so far this season. The Blues will meet the Islanders and Red Wings after this one.

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Kyrou has scored at least one goal in each of the Blues' last four day games.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances in day games.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven appearances in day games.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Blues this season (2).

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Prop Facts

  • William Nylander has scored at least one goal in each of the Maple Leafs' last four games against the Blues.
  • Morgan Rielly has recorded at least one point in each of his last five appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • Morgan Rielly has recorded at least one assist in each of his last five appearances after playing less than 20 minutes in the Maple Leafs' last game.
  • Auston Matthews ranks 1st in the league for Goals (48) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Blues rank T2nd in the league in short handed goals this season (11).
  • The St. Louis Blues rank 30th in the league in penalty minutes this season (399).
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (28.10%).
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.57).

Maple Leafs vs Blues Betting Prediction 

The Maple Leafs have won three straight and they have a ton of confidence heading into this game. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.56 goals, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Blues offense is averaging 2.93 goals, and they aren’t going to score enough in this game. This game is going to get out of hand early. Back the Maple Leafs on the money line to cash. 

Shane’s Pick Maple Leafs ML

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