St. Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Picks (02/19/2022)

St. Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Picks (02-19-2022)

Last week the Blues extended head coach Craig Berube for three more years. Berube led the club to its first and only Stanley Cup in 2019. Concurrently the Blues are in a solid playoff position. Berube owns the respect of his players and fans. He is a straight shooter that the Blues want to play for. He has proven to be one of the true coaching assets with the NHL betting odds. However, on Saturday night Berube will face another outstanding bench boss. Sheldon Keefe has the Maple Leafs playing a full 200-foot game required for a championship.

St. Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Information

Date and Time:Saturday, February 19, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
Location:Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
TV Coverage:NHL Network
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St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs SBG Odds Overview

On the whole, the Maple Leafs are the most public offshore betting brand in the NHL. And when Toronto plays at home, that consistently carries a full retail markup. Even against quality opponents like the Blues. Thus, bargain hunters will give St. Louis first consideration as a quality road underdog.

St. Louis Blues Team Overview

Late on, the St. Louis Blues have won five of their most recent eight games. In just two of their last seven games, St. Louis has gone under the total. Now the Blues are 27-14-5 with 20-22 under the total. St. Louis ranks 6th for goal scoring, 3rd for power-play efficiency, 13th for goals allowed, and 4th for penalty killing. The Blues hold the first Western Conference wild-card spot. Also, St. Louis is just a couple of points out of second place in the Central Division.

Toronto Maple Leafs Team Overview

Toronto has won three of its most recent five games. Also, the Maple Leafs have gone over the total in eight of their last ten outings. Toronto is 30-12-3 with 24-20 over the total. In sum, the Leafs rank 4th for goal scoring, 1st for power-play efficiency, 7th for goals against, and 5th for penalty killing. For all that., Toronto is only in 3rd place in the brutally tough Atlantic Division.

Toronto is one of the most analytically driven teams in any sport. And they have caught a lot of flack from old-school NHL types for this emphasis. On the whole, the jury remains out on who is right. Skill has always been a Maple Leaf strength. But toughness and skill are only revealed in the playoffs.

St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends

  • St. Louis is 4-3 in their most recent seven away games
  • The Blues are 6-3 over the total in away games
  • Toronto has won 11 of its last 13 home games
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-1-1 over the total on home ice recently
  • St. Louis has won seven of their last nine games with Toronto
  • The Blues and Maple Leafs series is 3-5-3 under the total
  • St. Louis is 4-0 in their previous four visits to Toronto
  • The Blues and Maple Leafs are 0-4 under the total at Toronto

St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs SBG Free Picks

As was previously noted, the Blues excel against the NHL lines against Toronto. In this situation, St. Louis combines price and ability as a quality underdog.

Blues at Maple Leafs SBG Best Bet: St. Louis Blues.