Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks 12/21/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/20/2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
United Center in Chicago
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Sunday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs will visit the United Center to face the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will start a 7 game road trip in Chicago on Sunday after hosting the Philadelphia Flyers at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night. A seven game road trip can weigh on a team and having to start that trip after a game the night before will certainly affect the energy level of the Maple Leafs. But Toronto has been on fire in their last few games and if they can manage their stamina against Philadelphia, they will be in good shape against a Chicago team that they beat once already back on November 1st. And with Chicago playing on Saturday as well, fatigue might be a big factor for both clubs.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been one of the best teams in the NHL in recent weeks and they will try to keep the good times rolling as they face the Maple Leafs. But Chicago will have to come into this game after a Saturday night game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus at the Nationwide Arena. The road has been very friendly to the Blackhawks this season but Columbus have been a very good team in recent games too. If Columbus forces Chicago to play a tough game on Saturday, the Blackhawks could be a little too tired to put up a big fight against the Maple Leafs.
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
Toronto Maple Leafs are 19-13-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Maple Leafs are 18-14-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 22-10-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 8-18-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Maple Leafs
12/08/14 C Leo Komarov Concussion out indefinitely
11/06/14 RW Carter Ashton Suspension eligible to return Saturday vs. Philadelphia
12/20/14 GO Corey Crawford Foot is upgraded to expected to start Saturday vs. Columbus
12/19/14 D Duncan Keith Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Columbus
11/16/14 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Knee out 3-4 months
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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