Toronto Maple Leafs vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 11/21/2019
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+110) Coyotes (-133)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-10-4, 5th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (13-7-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The Maple Leafs open this matchup at +110 while the Coyotes are priced at -133. The total has been set at 7. The Maple Leafs cover 36.4% of the time, having gone 8-14 SU. The Coyotes cover 52.6% of the time, going 10-9 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs come into this matchup with a record of 9 wins and 10 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 72 goals which has them at 5th in the East and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, putting them at 23rd in the league. The Maple Leafs have compiled a total of 22 pts, which has them at 19th in the league and 10th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 763 which has them at 1st in the East and 2nd in the league. As a team, Toronto has compiled a total of 351 hits which means they have an average of 15.3 per game. They have compiled a total of 203 blocks for this season. In net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,023 mins defending the goal this year. Andersen is conceding 2.76 GAA which places him at 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 21st among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 47 goals. He holds a save percentage of .912 which places him at 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 2 defeat to the Vegas Golden Knights in their last game. The Maple Leafs had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For this matchup, they netted 2 of the 33 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal out of those chances. Toronto racked up 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 50 and the Corsi against was 45 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick was 34 while the Fenwick against was 32, which means they had a rate of 51.5%. They earned 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 30.0% and they had a PDO of 95.4 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up 37 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The Coyotes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 13 victories and 7 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the West and 8th in the NHL with +12. They have a total of 61 goals for this season which ranks them 10th in the West. Arizona has a save percentage as a team of .930 which has them ranked 1st in the NHL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are shooting 9.1% which is good for 11th in the West. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is playing well this year by giving up only 1.85 GAA and that has him 1st among West goalies and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 843 minutes he's played this season, he's given up 26 goals. His save percentage is .937, which has him ranked 1st among West goalies and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes squared up with the Los Angeles Kings in a matchup where the Coyotes earned a victory by a mark of 3 - 0. In this matchup, Arizona wound up with a 34.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 27 and the other team having a Corsi of 51. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 42.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Kings earning a 29 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona had and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO at even strength of 106.3 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Coyotes scored 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and scored 2 out of those opportunities. As for the opposition, the Kings had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Arizona gave up 31 shots on goal and the Kings racked up 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (+110)
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