Carolina Hurricanes at Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +158 and the Maple Leafs at -175.
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Carolina has a record of 14-11-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 7-7-4. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 90 goals and given up 98 goals for a point differential of -8. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-18-0 and an over/under record of 15-15-0. Toronto is 20-13-1 including 10-5-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 109 goals and surrendered 97 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread is 20-14-0 while their over/under record is 16-15-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 14-18-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 15-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 20-14-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 16-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/13/17 RW Lee Stempniak Hip IR (10/02)
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
12/18/17 C Auston Matthews Upper Body is doubtful Tuesday vs Carolina
12/17/17 D Nikita Zaitsev Lower Body IR (12/17)
11/06/17 LW Joffrey Lupul Abdominal IR (10/03)
Sebastian Aho has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 7 goals this year with 92 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 18.2 minutes played per game. Teuvo Teravainen averages 16.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 8 goals on 67 shots. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Scott Darling has 8 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has 619 shots against him and he's given up 60 goals. He's made 559 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Auston Matthews has scored 26 total points this year for the Maple Leafs. He has 13 goals this season with 80 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri averages 16.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 13 goals on 84 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 17 wins and 10 losses this year in goal for the Maple Leafs. He has 960 shots against him and he's surrendered 75 goals. He's made 885 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 35 total points this season, which ranks them 21st in the NHL. They are 22nd in the league in goals scored with 90 while they've given up 98 goals, ranking them 14th overall. They have had 102 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have allowed 79 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 26th in the league when short-handed. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.08% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 24th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs are 10th in the NHL with a total of 41 points this year. They have 20 power play goals on 97 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 8th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 105 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 14th in the NHL. As a team, the Maple Leafs are 5th in the league with 109 goals scored while they've given up 97 goals, which is 16th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.63%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 54.2% as they've tried 2,103 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,777 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 1st in Corsi percentage. They are 1st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.5% as they have 1,549 shots while they've given up 1,345 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 58.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 41.8% for the year. That puts them 1st and 30th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 991 face-off wins as opposed to 897 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 1st overall in the NHL. On defense Carolina has 597 hits and they've blocked 432 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 7th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,092 face-off wins as opposed to 1,038 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Toronto has 728 hits and they've blocked 467 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 24th in blocked shots. Toronto is ranked 20th in Corsi percentage with 49.3% as they've tried 2,010 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,068 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 24th in the NHL at 47.8%, as they have 1,465 shots while they've given up 1,601 attempts on defense.
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