The Toronto Maple Leafs (24-16-6) play the New Jersey Devils (17-21-7) in the NHL at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night.
The Maple Leafs come into this game on the back of a third straight loss after going down to a heavy 8-4 defeat on the road at the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. It was the most goals Toronto had allowed in a game since a 9-2 loss to the Nashville Predators in November 2014.
Mitch Marner scored twice for the Maple Leafs, with Zach Hyman and John Tavares also scoring. Frederik Andersen allowed four goals on 12 shots before he was pulled 49 seconds into the second period. Michael Hutchinson also allowed four goals and stopped 13 shots.
The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.59 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.26 (GA). Auston Matthews has 31 goals and 54 points for Toronto, while Marner has recorded 31 assists. They are 11-5-6 on home-ice.
The Devils secured a second major scalp in consecutive days, as they followed up their 5-1 win on the road at the NHL leaders Washington Capitals on Saturday, with a 3-1 win on home-ice to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.
Travis Zajac, Andy Greene and Miles Wood scored for New Jersey, with Louis Domingue stopping 26 shots. Before the game, the Devils’ general manager Ray Shero was fired by owner Josh Harris.
New Jersey now average 2.62 GPG, while allowing 3.38 (GA). Kyle Palmieri has 16 goals and 31 points, while Nikita Gusev has 19 assists. They are 10-12-0 on the road.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils Betting Lines & Prediction
With regards to NHL bets & predictions, the momentum might be with the Devils going into this game, but the greater quality is on the roster of the Maple Leafs.
For the NHL betting tips, we’ll go to the Puck Line and take Toronto -1.5 at +105 (2.05) with 888Sport.
NHL Bet Pick: Puck Line – Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 @ +105 (2.05) with 888Sport