Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs 11/18/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/17/2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
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The Nashville Predators will hope that their stingy defense can contain the high-scoring offense of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. The Predators and the Maple Leafs split their two-game regular season series last year.
Nashville has now won four out of their last five games after defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 at home on Saturday. They were 0-for-4 on the power play in that game, but they were also able to hold the Jets to just 22 shots on goal.
The Predators have only been able to score 2.5 goals per game this season, but their defense and goaltending has made up for it by only giving up two goals per game. Goalie Pekka Rinne has a solid 11-3-1 record this season with a shutout, a 1.92 GAA and a .929 save percentage. Filip Forsberg has been one of the best players in the league by accumulating 20 points in 17 games.
The Maple Leafs gave up two goals in all three periods of their game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday and were blown out 6-2. They allowed the Sabres to convert one of their two power play chances and they also gave up a shorthanded goal in that loss.
Through 18 games, the Maple Leafs are in the top five in the league in scoring with 3.1 goals scored per game. Right wing Phil Kessel has been the team's best player by notching 11 goals and 11 assists this season. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is now 5-4-2 with a shutout and a .920 save percentage.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
Nashville Predators are 11-6-0 Against the Spread
Nashville Predators are 3-11-0 against the Over/Under
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
Toronto Maple Leafs are 9-9-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Maple Leafs are 9-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/11/14 LW Viktor Stalberg Lower Body out 4-6 weeks
10/06/14 C Mike Fisher Achilles out indefinitely
Toronto Maple Leafs
11/06/14 RW Carter Ashton Suspension expected to miss 20 games; eligible to return Dec 20 vs Philadelphia
10/31/14 LW Joffrey Lupul Hand out indefinitely
10/18/14 RW Brandon Kozun Ankle expected to miss 6 weeks
10/17/14 LW David Booth Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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