Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
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The Detroit Red Wings head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Red Wings at +250 and the Maple Leafs at -305.
Detroit has a record of 15-16-5 this year. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 104 goals and surrendered 119 goals for a point differential of -15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 15-21-0 and an over/under record of 17-17-0. Toronto has a record of 23-10-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 130 goals and given up 96 for a goal differential of +34. Their record against the spread is 23-12-0 while their over/under mark is 17-15-0.
Valuable Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 15-21-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 17-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 23-12-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 17-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
12/14/18 D Mike Green Ankle is out 3-5 weeks
12/06/18 D Danny DeKeyser Upper Body is out 4-6 weeks
12/05/18 RW Anthony Mantha Hand IR (12/05)
11/18/18 LW Darren Helm Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
12/21/18 D Igor Ozhiganov Illness is questionable Saturday vs NY Rangers
12/21/18 C Zach Hyman Ankle is out indefinitely
Andreas Athanasiou has scored 20 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 11 goals this season with 93 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 9 assists on the year and averages 16.4 minutes played per contest. Dylan Larkin averages 21.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 15 goals on 131 attempts. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 34 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 10 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Red Wings. He has 745 shots against him and he's surrendered 58 goals. He's made 687 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Mitch Marner has 47 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 10 goals this year with 99 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 37 assists on the year and averages 19.4 minutes played per contest. Morgan Rielly averages 22.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 11 goals on 92 attempts. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Frederik Andersen has 19 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has 937 shots against him and he's given up 71 goals. He's made 866 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have 35 total points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They've scored 104 goals while giving up 119 scores, which has them ranked 18th and 6th respectively. They have had 92 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the league. The Red Wings have given up 123 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 17th when short-handed. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.20% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs are 2nd in the league with a total of 48 points this season. They have 24 power play goals on 97 chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 6th in the NHL. They've given up 93 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 20th overall. As a team, the Maple Leafs are 2nd with a total of 130 goals scored while they've given up 96 goals this season, ranking 28th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.71%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Detroit is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.4%, as they've attempted 1,882 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,264 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 44.9% as they have 1,433 attempts while they have given up 1,762 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 29th in the league. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time, which is 28th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 1,185 face-off wins compared to 1,113 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That ranks them 9th in the league. On defense Detroit has 768 hits and they have blocked 502 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Maple Leafs are 15th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 1,122 face-off wins compared to 1,049 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 7th in the league. On defense Toronto has 601 hits and they have blocked 484 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. Toronto is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.9% as they've attempted 2,223 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,148 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.7% ranks 18th as they have 1,642 attempts while they have given up 1,664 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Red Wings/Maple Leafs NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +250
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +250
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