Monday NHL Free Pick
Fresh off their best game of the season, the Atlanta Thrashers are poised to make a deep run in the Eastern Conference. Standing in their way on Monday night is the Toronto Maple Leafs, who will host the Thrashers at 7:00PM ET. Continue reading for picks, odds and more on this Monday NHL contest.
According to current NHL odds and oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, the Thrashers are –111 money line favorites over the Maple Leafs (+103) on Monday night. The current over/under goal total for this game is sitting at 5.5.
Atlanta enters this game with an 18-11-1-4 record and is 20-14 against the spread according to latest NHL trends. The over is 18-15 in their 33 games this year, including 11-5 when the Thrashers play on the road.
The Maple Leafs enter tonight’s game with a 12-16-2-2 record and are 11-21 against the number this season. They’re 8-6-2-1 at home this year but are just 6-11 against the spread at the Air Canada Centre.
NHL Free Pick:
The Thrashers hold an edge in offense, defense, power play, penalty killing, face offs, discipline and goaltending but we actually see more of a value with the over/under in this game. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and 5-2 in the last seven games in Toronto. It’s also 4-0 in the Thrashers’ last four road games versus a team with a losing record and 13-5 in their last 18 overall road games. Even though Eric Boulton helped Atlanta rout the Devils on Saturday night and Mikhail Grabovski has been out for the Leafs, we see this one falling under. Our pick is the under 5.5.
2010 NHL FREE PICK: THRASHERS/LEAFS UNDER 5.5Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!