New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The New York Islanders travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +130 and the Maple Leafs at -182.
New York has a record of 29-26-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-15-2-0. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 203 goals and given up 219 goals for a point differential of -16. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-32-0 and an over/under record of 37-21-0. Toronto is 37-20-5 including 20-8-2-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 205 goals and surrendered 172 for a goal differential of +33. Their record against the spread is 37-25-0 while their over/under record is 28-30-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 29-32-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 37-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 37-25-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 28-30-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Shoulder IR (11/06)
02/19/18 GO Thomas Greiss Lower Body IR (02/16)
02/08/18 D Scott Mayfield Lower Body IR (02/06)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body IR (01/18)
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
11/06/17 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia IR (10/03)
Josh Bailey has accumulated 62 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 15 goals this year with 105 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 47 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Anders Lee averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 30 goals on 155 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 18 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 1,422 shots against him and he's given up 127 goals. He's made 1,295 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Auston Matthews has scored 49 total points this year for the Maple Leafs. He has 27 goals this season with 154 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. William Nylander averages 16.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 14 goals on 140 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 30 wins and 16 losses this year in goal for the Maple Leafs. He has 1,746 shots against him and he's surrendered 135 goals. He's made 1,611 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 64 total points this season, which ranks them 21st in the NHL. They are 3rd in the league in goals scored with 203 while they've given up 219 goals, ranking them 1st overall. They have had 191 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 8th in the NHL. The Islanders have allowed 177 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, putting them 30th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.72% for the season. They allow 36 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 5th in the NHL with a total of 79 points this year. They have 34 power play goals on 170 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 18th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 177 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 4th in the NHL. As a team, the Maple Leafs are 2nd in the league with 205 goals scored while they've given up 172 goals, which is 19th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.43%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 4th in the NHL.
New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.9%, as they've attempted 3,459 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,921 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.1% as they have 2,550 attempts while they have given up 2,983 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time, which is 31st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the season. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. They have 1,790 face-off wins compared to 1,905 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.4%. That ranks them 28th in the league. On defense New York has 1,336 hits and they have blocked 938 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the year. That ranks them 29th and 7th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,037 face-off wins as opposed to 1,895 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Toronto has 1,259 hits and they've blocked 858 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 21st in blocked shots. Toronto is ranked 22nd in Corsi percentage with 49.4% as they've tried 3,730 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,822 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 25th in the NHL at 48.3%, as they have 2,768 shots while they've given up 2,964 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Islanders/Maple Leafs NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -182
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -182
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