NHL Betting Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
When: Tuesday March 19th at 8:00 PM ET
Money Line: Nashville -125
BetDSI has the Nashville Predators listed as -125 money line favorites over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Nashville Predators enter this game with a record of 41-27-5 and have won three of their last five games including two wins in a row including a road win on Saturday against the San Jose Sharks by a score of 4-2.
The Toronto Maple Leafs enter this game with a record of 43-24-5 and have lost three of their last five games including a road loss on Saturday against the Ottawa Senators by a score of 2-6. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Toronto Maple Leafs.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs are 43-24-5 overall and 21-10-4 on the road. The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the best teams in the NHL and have the talent to make a deep run in the playoffs and could win the Stanley Cup. They currently have 91 points on the season which is tied for 3rd most in the Eastern Conference and 3rd most in the Atlantic division. Toronto is 43-24-5 overall, 21-10-4 on the road and 6-4 as an underdog.
Mitchell Marner leads the team in points and assists with 85 points and 61 assists. John Tavares leads the team in scoring with 40 goals. Frederik Andersen is 34-14-4 with a .918 save % and is allowing 2.74 goals per game this season.
Toronto is averaging 3.60 goals per game which ranks 2nd in the NHL. They are averaging 32.75 shots per game which ranks 10th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.58 power play goals per game which ranks 14th in the NHL. They are averaging 2.58 power-play chances per game which ranks 30th in the NHL.
The Maple Leafs are allowing 3 goals per game which ranks 15th in the NHL.
The Predators are 41-27-5 overall and 22-13-1 at home. The Nashville Predators are playing well right now after winning three of their last five games and are hoping to make a deep run in the playoffs this season. They currently have 87 points on the season which is 4th most in the Western Conference and 2nd most in the Central division. Nashville is 41-27-5 overall, 22-13-1 at home and 35-22-5 as a favorite.
Ryan Johansen leads the team in points and assists with 58 points and 47 assists. Viktor Arvidsson leads the team in goals with 31. Pekka Rinne is 25-18-3 with a .913 save % and is allowing 2.51 goals per game this season.
Nashville is averaging 3 goals per game which ranks 14th in the NHL. They are averaging 32.99 shots per game which ranks 7th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.44 power play goals per game which is tied for 25th in the NHL. They are averaging 3.26 power-play chances per game which ranks 4th in the NHL.
The Predators are allowing 2.67 goals per game which ranks 5th in the NHL.
Toronto gets the win on the road
Both of these teams are two of the top teams in their respective conferences which should make this game one of the best games to watch on the slate. Toronto is 5-5 in their last ten match-ups with Nashville while the Predators are outscoring the Maple Leafs by an average of 3.20 to 2.80 in those games. The Maple Leafs are also 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Predators while both teams are averaging 2.67 goals in those contests. I look for Toronto to get the win on the road against the Predators on Tuesday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.