2024 NHL Predictions: Blues vs. Maple Leafs Odds, Line, & Picks for Feb. 19

The Toronto Maple Leafs, on a winning streak, face the struggling St. Louis Blues in an anticipated inter-conference matchup, with the Maple Leafs favored to win according to SportsLine’s projections.

Teams trending in opposite directions are about to clash. The Toronto Maple Leafs will face the St. Louis Blues in an exciting inter-conference matchup on Monday. The Maple Leafs, with a record of 29-16-8, are on a hot streak. They’re looking to clinch their fourth consecutive win after demolishing Anaheim 9-2 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Blues are in a bit of a slump. With a record of 29-23-2, they’ve lost two out of their last three games. Their most recent defeat was a 5-2 loss to Nashville, also on Saturday. This game marks the second and final meeting between the two teams this season. The Maple Leafs previously secured a 4-1 victory in Toronto on Tuesday.

The puck drops at 1 p.m. ET at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Odds are leaning towards the Maple Leafs as the -161 favorite. Meanwhile, the over/under for total goals scored sits at 6.5. Before you place any bets, you might want to check out the NHL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every NHL game 10,000 times, takes a deep dive into factors like current form and individual matchups. It’s currently on a solid 7-2 run on top-ranked NHL money-line picks. Now, it’s got its sights set on Blues vs. Maple Leafs. You can catch the picks over at SportsLine.

Here’s a quick look at the odds and trends for this matchup:
– Maple Leafs vs. Blues money line: Toronto -161, St. Louis +136
– Over/under: 6.5 goals
– Maple Leafs puck line: -1.5 (+146)
– The Maple Leafs have been first-period money line winners in 28 of their last 48 away games.
– The Blues have seen success in the second period at home, hitting the money line in 20 of their last 37 games.

Why back the Maple Leafs? Well, Auston Matthews is on fire. The top pick from the 2016 NHL Draft just had a five-point night against Anaheim. He’s notched his second hat trick in three nights and has a total of 48 goals and 23 assists this season. William Nylander is also providing plenty of offensive firepower. He’s scored five goals and added four assists in the past five games.

On the other side, the Blues have their own aces. Center Robert Thomas has been a key player, with 19 goals and 42 assists in 54 games. Jordan Kyrou, another standout, has 19 goals and 24 assists this season. He’s been especially effective in recent games, with four goals and one assist in the last four matches.

SportsLine’s model is leaning towards the Over, projecting a total of 6.6 combined goals. It also suggests there’s value on one side of the money line. To find out which side that is, head over to SportsLine. Who will come out on top in this Maple Leafs vs. Blues showdown? Only time will tell.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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