Coyotes vs. Maple Leafs Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Maple Leafs as –109 money line favorites over the Coyotes (+101), while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Phoenix enters the night with an 8-4-3 record overall and a 4-1-1 road mark, while Toronto is 10-6-1 overall and 5-3-1 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: Toronto opened as a money line favorite of –110, which is where they sit now at some books. But depending on what book you use, you can grab the Maple Leafs at –109. The over/under total has stayed steady at 5.5 goals.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 500-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 53% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Coyotes. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Phoenix. According to latest NHL trends, the Coyotes are 5-0 in their last five games against the Leafs and 4-0 in their last four road games. They’re also 4-0 in their last four games as a road underdog and 6-2 in their last eight games versus the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Leafs are just 7-19-2 in their last 28 games versus the Pacific and 1-4 in their last five games as a favorite. Look for netminder Mike Smith (7-2-3 with a 2.22 goals against average) to turn in another solid performance tonight between the pipes.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: PHOENIX COYOTES +101