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Blues vs. Maple Leafs odds, line, time: 2024 NHL picks, Feb. 19 predictions from proven computer model

The Toronto Maple Leafs will go for the regular-season sweep on Monday when they take on the St. Louis Blues in a key NHL matchup at St. Louis. The Maple Leafs (29-16-8), who beat St. Louis 4-1 last week in Toronto, are on a three-game winning streak and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Blues (29-23-2), who are 16-10-1 on their home ice, are also 7-3 in their last 10 games. Toronto, however, has played well on the road and has posted a 14-6-6 mark as the visitors.

The puck will drop at 1 p.m. ET at Enterprise Center. The Maple Leafs are favored at -156 (risk $156 to win $100) in the latest Maple Leafs vs. Blues odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total goals scored is 6.5. Before making any Blues vs. Maple Leafs picks, check out the NHL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

SportsLine’s model simulates every NHL game 10,000 times, taking into account factors like current form, individual matchups, injuries, and short- and long-term trends when making NHL picks. It enters Week 20 of the 2023-24 season a profitable 24-19 on top-rated money-line picks. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Blues vs. Maple Leafs. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the latest NHL odds and trends for Maple Leafs vs. Blues: 

  • Maple Leafs vs. Blues money line: Toronto -156, St. Louis +131
  • Maple Leafs vs. Blues over/under: 6.5 goals
  • Maple Leafs vs. Blues puck line: Maple Leafs -1.5 (+154)
  • TOR: The Maple Leafs have hit the first-period money line in 28 of their last 48 away games (+14.75 units)
  • STL: The Blues have hit the second-period money line in 20 of their last 37 games at home (+8.80 units)
  • Maple Leafs vs. Blues picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Maple Leafs

Veteran right wing Mitchell Marner has been an assist machine of late. The 26-year-old former first-round pick from the 2015 NHL Draft has seven assists and two goals in five games this month. In Saturday’s 9-2 win over Anaheim, he had two assists, including one on the power play. He had three assists in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers. In 52 games played this season, he has registered 22 goals and 40 assists, including six goals and 13 assists on the power play.

Another former first-round draft pick playing a key role in Toronto’s success is defenseman Morgan Rielly. He has registered at least one assist in each of the past five games he has played in, including a two-assist performance in a 4-2 win at Winnipeg on Jan. 27. His most productive point game came in a 6-5 overtime loss at Columbus, when he registered three helpers, including two on the power play. For the season, he has scored seven goals, but added 36 assists. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why you should back the Blues

Center Robert Thomas helps power the St. Louis offense. In 54 games played, he has registered 19 goals and 42 assists. He scored one goal and added three assists in a 7-2 win at Montreal on Feb. 11. He also had a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win over Edmonton on Thursday. Thomas has played well on home ice this year, registering 11 goals and 22 assists in 27 games played.

Another key to the Blues’ success has been the play of center Jordan Kyrou. The 25-year-old, who was drafted in the second round in 2016, has scored 19 goals and added 24 assists in 54 games played. He has four goals and one assist over the past four games. In Saturday’s loss to the Predators, he scored a power-play goal. He also had two goals, including one on the power play, in the win at Montreal. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Blues vs. Maple Leafs picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 6.6 combined goals. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Maple Leafs vs. Blues, and which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the money line to jump on, all from the advanced model that has simulated this matchup 10,000 times.

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