Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Betting Tips 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (5-9-0, 7th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (7-5-3, 4th in the Atlantic Division). The Maple Leafs open this matchup at -240 while the Kings are priced at +214. The total opens at 6.5. The Kings are covering 35.7% of the time, having gone 5-9 SU. The Maple Leafs are covering 42.9% of the time, going 6-8 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings come into the game holding a record of 5 wins and 9 defeats, which is good for 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 38 goals which ranks 10th in the Western Conference and 21st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -19, which is good for 29th in the NHL. The Kings have compiled a total of 10 points, which ranks 27th in the NHL and 13th in the West. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 520 which ranks 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a team, Los Angeles currently has a total of 219 hits which means they are averaging 15.6 per contest. They have compiled a total of 146 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has been on the ice a total of 475 mins in net for the season. Quick is conceding an average of 4.55 goals per game which puts him at 24th in the West and 50th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he's surrendered 36 goals. He has a save percentage of .858 which puts him at 23rd in the West.
The Los Angeles Kings had a good night with a 4 - 3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in their previous game. The Kings had a good offensive outing in this win. For this outing, they finished 4 out of the 49 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score. Los Angeles had 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings was 58 and the Corsi against was 40 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 59.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against was 31, which tells us they had a rate of 59.2%. They took 31 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 53.8% and they had a PDO of 102.3 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks racked up 27 shots. They finished with a total of 8 minutes in the box and they had 1 power play opportunity.
The Maple Leafs are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 7 victories and 5 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the East and 17th in the NHL with +1. They currently have a total of 52 goals for this year which puts them at 2nd in the East. Toronto has a save percentage as a team of .898 which has them sitting 22nd in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are shooting 10.8% ranking them 3rd in the East. In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a rough year by surrendering 3.00 goals per game and that has him ranked 11th among East goalies and 25th in the NHL. In the 659 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 33 goals. He has a save % of .904, which has him ranking 14th among East goalies and 28th in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup where the Maple Leafs ended up with the victory by a mark of 4 - 3. In this game, Toronto went home with a 43.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 32 while their opponent had a Corsi of 41. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 40.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Flyers having a 33 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Toronto played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO was 112.9 and they had an oZS percentage of 30.2%. The Maple Leafs notched 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but didn't score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Flyers had 6 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 2 goals. Toronto conceded 40 shots on goal and the Flyers had 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+214) and over 2.5 total goals
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