Maple Leafs play the Predators, look for 4th straight win

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Nashville Predators (9-5-1, fourth in the Central) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (10-5-1, fourth in the Atlantic)

Toronto; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Maple Leafs -190, Predators +157; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto comes into a matchup with Nashville as winners of three consecutive games.

The Maple Leafs are 7-2-1 at home. Toronto leads the Eastern Conference shooting 34.1 shots per game while averaging 2.7 goals.

The Predators are 5-2-1 on the road. Nashville is ninth in the Western Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game, led by Matt Duchene with nine.

The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: John Tavares leads the Maple Leafs with 15 points, scoring eight goals and adding seven assists. Auston Matthews has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Duchene leads the Predators with nine goals and has 16 points. Roman Josi has four goals over the last 10 games for Nashville.

LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 8-2-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.

Predators: 8-1-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.

INJURIES: Maple Leafs: None listed.

Predators: David Rittich: out (covid-19), Mark Borowiecki: day to day (upper body), Alexandre Carrier: day to day (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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