Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 31 (12/31): NHL

Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 31 (12/31): NHL

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Maple Leafs money line -120
Maple Leafs spread -1.5 (+205)
Avalanche money line +100
Avalanche spread +1.5 (-245)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Toronto Maple Leafs Colorado Avalanche
Record 22-8-6 19-12-3
Road / home record 9-6-3 9-5-3
Streak L1 L2
Goals per game 3.11 2.94
Goals allowed per game 2.5 2.74
Shots per game 31.3 29.5
Shots allowed per game 33.5 34.0
PP % 22.9% 26.40%
PK % 13.98% 15.17%
Over / under record 15-20-1 12-21-1
 

Preview

The Colorado Avalanche continue at home and will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Ball Arena. These teams met twice last season and they tied 1-1. 

 

Toronto Maple Leafs 

Toronto have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 9-6-3 on the road ranking 2nd in the Atlantic division.  The Maple Leafs have a 20-2-4 record in games they score at least three goals.

Mitchell Marner has 13 goals and 28 assists for the Maple Leafs. William Nylander has scored seven goals with seven assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Maple Leafs are 7-3-0, averaging four goals, seven assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado have won 4 of their last 6 games and are 9-5-3 at home ranking 4th in the central division. Colorado has a 19-12-2 record overall and have gone 10-5-1 in games they have fewer penalties than their opponent..

Nathan MacKinnon has eight goals and 26 assists for the Avalanche. Cale Makar has three goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 6-2-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.3 penalties and 4.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games.

Toronto are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.

Toronto are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing on the road against Colorado.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Colorado's last 11 games.

Colorado are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games against Toronto.

 

Prediction

The Maple Leafs are on fire offensively scoring 4 goals per game in the last 10 games and are 8-4 in the last 12 games on the road. The Avalanche continue to play tough defense allowing 2.1 goals per game and the under has cashed in 9 of their last 11 games. With the Maple Leafs also allowing 2.3 goals per game lately I think the under is the best play.

PICK: Under 6 (-110) 

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