Blues at Leafs 10/7/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

On Monday, the St. Louis Blues look for a second straight victory when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Blues defeated the Dallas Stars on Saturday 3-2 for their first win of the season. Sammy Blais scored one goal and assisted on another. Blais’ third period goal at the halfway point of the period ended up being the game-winner for the Blues. 

Toronto lost its first game of the season on Saturday and is now 2-1. The Maple Leafs were beaten by Montreal 6-5 in a shootout. Toronto’s top scorers Mitch Marner, John Tavares and Auston Matthews each failed to beat Montreal’s Carey Price during the shootout. In regulation, Matthews scored two goals, while Alexander Kerfoot scored one goal and assisted on another. Michael Hutchinson made 37 saves.

Sammy Blais leads the Blues in goals scored with two. Ryan O’Reilly is the St. Louis leader in assists with three and is tied for the lead in points scored at three with O’Reilly. In net for the Blues, Jordan Binnington is 0-0-1 with goals against of 2.86 and save percentage of .912.  

Auston Matthews leads Toronto in goals scored with five, while Morgan Rielly is the assists leader with five and Matthews, Rielly and Mitch Marner are tied for the points lead with five apiece. Frederik Andersen is 2-0-0 with goals against of 2.00 and save percentage of .927. 

Take the OVER in this matchup. The OVER has cashed in each of Toronto’s last 4 at home and in 13 of the Maple Leafs’ last 16 during the fourth game of a 4-in-6 scenario. The OVER has cashed in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 overall and 23 of the Maple Leafs last 32 as the favorite on home ice. The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Blues last 6 when playing game four of a 4-in-6 scenario. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Maple Leafs win, but out best play is OVER 5-4.

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