Jackets at Leafs 10/21/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Jim |

Last Updated: 10/20/2019 at 10:38 PM ET

The Blue Jackets are heading into this game after dumping their last game in over time to the Islanders. However, the Blue Jackets, who have lost quite a few games, are battling back and starting to look like a team that could pick up a lot of wins if the goalies could start to play more consistently in the games and that is the challenge for the Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets have been fairly poor offensively this year with only 2.29 goals a game being scored. The team has converted on only 13.6% of the power plays. The Blue Jackets defense is giving up 3.29 goals a game on the year and have killed off only 73.9% of the opponents power plays.

The Maple Leafs are heading into the game here after picking up an overtime win over the Bruins. The game was quite a bit more of a struggle than what the Maple Leafs expected, but the Maple Leafs did well enough to pull out the win. Now, the Maple Leafs are hoping the Blue Jackets are just as tired from their overtime loss.

This year the Maple Leafs have been able to score at a clip of 3.88 goals a game. The power play has converted at a clip of 26.9% on the year. The defense has allowed a total of 3.38 goals a game on the year. The team has managed to kill off 80.8% of the opponents power plays.

The Blue Jackets offense has been fairly weak on the year and the goalie play is good, but not consistent enough on the year. Look for the Blue Jackets offense to have issues again in this game, but also the Maple Leafs offense to take advantage of the inconsistent goal keeping. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Maple Leafs win 3-1.

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