Thursday, October 20, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Maple Leafs at +270 and the Wild at -112. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Toronto comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 29-42-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 15-24-2. They finished 8th in the Atlantic Division. They scored 198 goals and gave up 246 goals for a point differential of -48. The Maple Leafs had 11 overtime losses including 6 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 3-7-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 27-52 and an over/under record of 34-36-12. Minnesota had a regular season record of 38-33-11 including 21-16-4 at home last season. They were 5th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and surrendered 206 for a goal differential of +10. The Wild had 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 35-43 while their over/under record sat at 29-35-18.
Leo Komarov accumulated 36 total points last season for the Maple Leafs. He had 19 goals last year with 130 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 17 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 17 goals on 260 shots. He had 28 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Frederik Andersen had 22 wins and 9 losses last season in net for the Maple Leafs. He had 1,086 shots against him and gave up 88 goals. He made 998 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Suter accumulated 51 total points last season for the Wild. He had 8 goals last year with 188 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He had a total of 43 assists on the season and averaged 29 minutes played per game. Mikko Koivu averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 17 goals on 141 shots. He had 39 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk had 32 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Wild. He had 1,829 shots against him and gave up 150 goals. He made 1,679 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Maple Leafs had 69 total points last season. They scored 198 goals while giving up 246 goals. They had 259 power play opportunities and scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. The Maple Leafs allowed 272 power play opportunities and gave up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team they shot 7.87% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild had a total of 87 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 259 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. They allowed 204 power play opportunities and gave up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Maple Leafs had a total of 216 goals scored while they gave up 206 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.10%. As a team they gave up 28 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Toronto had a Corsi percentage of 52.4% as they attempted 5,023 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,557 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 51.2% as they had 3,701 attempts while they gave up 3,522 shots on the defensive end. The Maple Leafs started possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 48.8% for the season. They had 2,617 face off wins compared to 2,556 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.6%. On defense Toronto had 2,119 hits and they blocked 1,035 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota attempted 4,356 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,554 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 48.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.5% as they had 3,275 shots while they gave up 3,347 attempts on defense. The Wild had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 52.5% as they compiled 2,592 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,341 face off losses. On defense Minnesota blocked 1,207 shot attempts and they had 1,405 hits as a unit.
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs were 27-52 straight up last season
The Toronto Maple Leafs were 34-36-12 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild were 35-43 straight up last season
The Minnesota Wild were 29-35-18 against the over/under
Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/12/16 LW Josh Leivo Lower Body expected to miss 5-7 days
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Abdominal out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.