Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Maple Leafs at +104 and the Flyers at -115.
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Toronto has a record of 25-17-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-10-2-1. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 147 goals and surrendered 133 goals for a point differential of +14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 25-21-0 and an over/under record of 22-21-0. Philadelphia has a record of 20-16-8 including 11-8-4-1 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 129 goals and have given up 130 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 20-24-0 while their over/under mark is 24-18-0.
Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 25-21-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 22-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 20-24-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 24-18-0 against the over/under this season
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
12/18/17 RW Nikita Soshnikov Lower Body IR (12/11)
12/17/17 D Nikita Zaitsev Lower Body IR (12/16)
11/06/17 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia IR (10/03)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Nazem Kadri has scored 24 total points this year for the Maple Leafs. He has 14 goals this season with 111 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 16.3 minutes played per contest. Auston Matthews averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 19 goals on 113 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 33 points on the year. Frederik Andersen has 22 wins and 13 losses this season in goal for the Maple Leafs. He has 1,303 shots against him and he's surrendered 102 goals. He's made 1,201 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jakub Voracek has 53 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 8 goals this year with 140 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 45 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 14 goals on 89 attempts. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the year. Brian Elliott has 17 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 1,057 shots against him and he's given up 99 goals. He's made 958 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 54 total points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They've scored 147 goals while giving up 133 scores, which has them ranked 4th and 12th respectively. They have had 129 power play chances and scored 27 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Maple Leafs have given up 144 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 5th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.22% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 23rd in the league with a total of 48 points this season. They have 33 power play goals on 154 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 137 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking 29th overall. As a team, the Flyers are 19th with a total of 129 goals scored while they've given up 130 goals this season, ranking 16th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.21%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 21st overall in the NHL.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've tried 2,763 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,802 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 26th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.3% as they have 2,031 shots while they've given up 2,175 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the year. That puts them 23rd and 10th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,502 face-off wins as opposed to 1,405 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 8th overall in the NHL. On defense Toronto has 933 hits and they've blocked 627 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 21st in the league.
The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That ranks them 16th and 12th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,414 face-off wins as opposed to 1,266 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 911 hits and they've blocked 635 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. Philadelphia is ranked 16th in Corsi percentage with 50.4% as they've tried 2,539 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,500 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 50.4%, as they have 1,896 shots while they've given up 1,865 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Maple Leafs/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Toronto +104
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto +104
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