Philadelphia Flyers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Betting Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-3, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) play the Philadelphia Flyers (8-5-2, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers coming in at +162 and the Maple Leafs are at -180. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Flyers are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 7-7 SU. Toronto covers 50.0% of the time, going 8-8 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 8 victories and 5 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 49 goals which has them sitting at 8th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 14th in the NHL. The Flyers have earned a total of 18 pts, which has them sitting at 19th in the NHL and 10th in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 526 which has them sitting at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 12th in the NHL. As a group, Philadelphia has collected a total of 242 hits which means they are averaging 16.1 per game. They have earned a total of 127 blocks for the season. The man in goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has played a total of 511 mins minding the goal this season. Hart is allowing an average of 2.82 goals against average which puts him at 9th among East goaltenders and 23rd in the NHL. So far this year, he has surrendered 24 goals. He has a save percentage of .889 which puts him at 20th among East goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens their last time out. The Flyers were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the victory. In this outing, they earned a goal on 3 of the 43 shots they attempted. They also had 6 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Philadelphia racked up 0 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Flyers was 40 and the Corsi against at even strength was 33 giving them a Corsi percentage of 54.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 and the Fenwick against was 22, which tells us they had a rate of 59.3%. They earned 21 face-off wins and lost 18 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.3% and they had a PDO of 99.7 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens earned 24 shots. They finished with 12 minutes in the box and they earned 0 power play opportunities.
The Maple Leafs are the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 9 wins and 5 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the conference and 13th in the NHL with +4. They have a total of 57 goals for this year which is 2nd in the East. Toronto has a save % as a team of .906 which currently has them ranked 17th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.5% ranking them 7th in the East. In net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.69 goals per game and that places him 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 19th in the NHL among goalies. In the 782 minutes he has played, he has surrendered 35 goals. He's earned a save % of .914, which puts him at 9th among Eastern Conference goalies and 22nd in the NHL among goalies.
The Toronto Maple Leafs went up against the Vegas Golden Knights in an outing where the Maple Leafs earned a victory by a final score of 2 - 1. In this game, Toronto went home with a 44.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 33 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 42. They had a Fenwick percentage of 42.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Golden Knights having a 29 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Toronto had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 23.9%. The Maple Leafs converted 2 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play attempts in this outing and were able to net 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Golden Knights had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Toronto conceded 38 shots on goal and the Golden Knights had a total of 12 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-180)
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