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Maple Leafs at Avalanche 11/6/14 - Free NHL Picks & Predictions

Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds & Info

Game Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date & Time Thursday November 6, 2014, 9:00 PM (EST)
Latest odds
Colorado -120 Total 5.5
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Whatever the over/under that Vegas sets out for the Leafs and the Avalanche when they play on Thursday, it's probably a good idea to take the over. That's because both these teams have strong offenses but very weak defenses, relying on high-scoring forwards and acrobatic goalies to secure two points on any given night.

Would you believe a Leafs season where Kessel didn't lead the team in goals, assists, and points? That's good, because he's doing it yet again. While newcomer Leo Komarov has proven to be quite the offensive catalyst, with seven assists, Kessel is driving the bus on the Leafs with six goals and ten assists. He's turned Tyler Bozak into a bonifide topline center, too: Bozak has eleven points in twelve games.
For the Avalanche, former #1 overall pick Erik Johnson has turned into a beast of a number one defenseman. He sits second on the team with nine points in fourteen games -- more than Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon, or Gabriel Landeskog -- and a +3 rating that looks wildly out of place when only one other player is positive. The Avs could use a lot more Erik Johnsons and a lot fewer Nick Holdens, who is bleeding out on the ice with a -10 rating.

Recent Betting Trends

Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado.
Road team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Avalanche are 2-6 in their last 8 home games.
Maple Leafs are 3-9 in their last 12 road games.

Free NHL Pick:

Toronto Maple Leafs +110

The Avalanche are just not very good, Colorado is just 2-3-2 on home ice. Toronto are not great on the road either but at least we are getting nice odds on the underdog Maple Leafs. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Maple Leafs win in OT 3-2.

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