Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Tips 11/30/2019
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+214) Maple Leafs (-240)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (12-10-4, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) play the Buffalo Sabres (11-10-4, 6th in the Atlantic Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Sabres priced at +214 and the Maple Leafs are at -240. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Sabres are covering 41.7% of the time, having gone 10-14 SU. Toronto is covering 44.0% of the time, going 11-14 straight up.
The Buffalo Sabres head into this game with a record of 11 victories and 10 losses, ranking them 6th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 70 goals which has them at 11th in the Eastern Conference and 22nd in the league. Their goal differential is -5, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Sabres currently have a total of 26 pts, which has them at 21st in the league and 11th in the conference. With reference to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 775 which has them at 11th in the conference and 21st in the league. As a team, Buffalo has compiled a total of 356 hits which means they have an average of 14.2 per game. They currently have a total of 225 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Buffalo is Linus Ullmark from Elmhurst, Illinois. He is 26 years old and has racked up 720 minutes defending the net for the season. Kinkaid is surrendering 2.92 goals per contest which places him at 15th among East goalies and 31st in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 35 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .914 which places him at 7th among East goalies.
The Buffalo Sabres were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 2 defeat to the Calgary Flames in their previous game. The Sabres didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In their game, they finished 2 of the 36 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Buffalo ended up with 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Sabres was 44 and the Corsi against was 38 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, telling us they have a rate of 53.1%. They took 22 face-off wins and lost 25 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 52.8% and they had a PDO of 91.7 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Calgary Flames tallied 29 shots. They had 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Maple Leafs will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 12 victories and 10 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the conference and 13th in the NHL with +3. They have compiled a total of 86 goals for the year which ranks 5th in the conference. Toronto has a save percentage as a team of .903 which has them 21st in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.8% which is good for 8th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having an ok season by giving up 2.54 goals per contest and that has him ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and 10th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,202 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 51 goals. He has a save % of .919, which has him ranking 5th in the Eastern Conference and 14th among goalies in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs went up against the Detroit Red Wings in a game where the Maple Leafs took home the win by a score of 6 - 0. For this game, Toronto earned a 63.3% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 62 while the opposition had a Corsi of 36. They had a Fenwick percentage of 62.7% by notching a Fenwick of 52 and the Red Wings having earned a 31 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Toronto played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 111.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 68.6%. The Maple Leafs netted 6 goals out of the 54 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing and netted 1 on that try. As for the opposition, the Red Wings had 1 power play opportunity but didn't tally a goal. Toronto conceded 25 shots on goal and the Red Wings ended up with 2 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (+214)
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