Thursday, March 3, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -161 and the Maple Leafs at +145. The over/under has been set at 5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 64 games. They have an overall record of 29-25-10 and on the road they have a record of 12-14-6. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 170 goals and given up 162 goals for a point differential of +8. The Wild have 10 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-35 and an over/under record of 25-28-11. Toronto shows up with a record of 21-30-10 including 9-11-8 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 147 goals and surrendered 182 for a goal differential of -35. The Maple Leafs have 10 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 2-7-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 20-40 while their over/under record sits at 25-28-8.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Wild. He has 13 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 126 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 23 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,406 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,290 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nazem Kadri has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 12 goals this season with 209 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Leo Komarov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 18 goals on 115 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Jonathan Bernier has 7 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 794 shots against him and has given up 81 goals. He has made 713 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have 68 total points this season. They have scored 170 goals while giving up 160 goals. They have had 202 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Wild have allowed 163 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.07% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Maple Leafs have a total of 52 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 194 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 203 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 142 goals scored while they've given up 177 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.44%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.2% as they've attempted 3,450 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,567 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.7% as they have 2,597 attempts while they've given up 2,627 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season. They have 2,015 face off wins compared to 1,872 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.8%. On defense Minnesota has 1,107 hits and they've blocked 940 shots from the opposition.
Toronto has attempted 3,781 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,414 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.6% as they have 2,805 shots while they've given up 2,636 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs have an offensive zone percentage of 51% and their defensive zone percentage is 49% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.4% as they've compiled 2,003 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,894 face off losses. On defense Toronto has blocked 778 shot attempts and they have 1,681 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 29-35 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 25-28-11 against the over/under
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 20-40 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 25-28-8 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/01/16 LW Jason Zucker Concussion "?" Thursday vs Toronto
03/01/16 D Jonas Brodin Foot "?" Thursday vs Toronto
Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
11/17/15 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
10/17/15 D Stephane Robidas Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 RW P.A. Parenteau Neck "?" Wednesday vs Washington
02/29/16 C Byron Froese Hand out indefinitely
02/25/16 LW James Van Riemsdyk Foot out for season
02/25/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia out for season
02/10/16 C Tyler Bozak Concussion out indefinitely
01/22/16 LW Milan Michalek Finger out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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