It’s on again tonight, as the St. Louis Blues go on a cross-conference clash with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Scotiabank Arena. The Blues go into the matchup with a 1-0-1 record looking to keep momentum after claiming victory against the Dallas Stars on Saturday night, with a 3-2 record win. Goals came from centre Brayden Schenn, forward Sammy Blais and David Perron. While Blais also tailed a good assist.
The Blues have won all last six games including their 3-2 overtime victory at home back in February. The team is also tied for 20th in the NHL in goals for 2.50 goals per matchup this season. Their recent Stanley Cup win has made the Blues a strong sportsbook favorite.
What’s your take in this exciting matchup with the Leafs? Well, here’s what we think.
St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction
The Blues are the defending champs after their 3-2 Stanley Cup win over Dallas and 3-2 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals. Rookie Sammy Blais leads the team with two goals and 12 hits. This is after earning a top-six role with a strong training camp. The forward plays with David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly. Here are some few more facts to consider before making your prediction and wagers:
Jordan Binnington is named the starting goaltender for the Blues. He recently posted a save percentage of .931 against the Dallas.
Whereas, Michael Hutchinson will be the goaltender for the Leafs. The Maple Leafs come into the matchup following a 6-5 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens playing home.
The Leafs’ centre Auston Matthews is in good form scoring twice in the last game. This is despite the legal charges being levelled against him
With Sammy Blais, David Perron and Brayden Schenn, the Blues sure have a good defense.
The Blues seem to have a great chance at winning. But would you say they’re just overvalued because of their Stanley Cup win? The Leafs, on the other hand, will be coming for everything as they won’t stand losing two home games in a row. Also, the team’s centre Matthews is back in good form. The Maple Leafs might win this match and most don’t see this coming!
St. Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Odds