Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 10/22/2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (5-1-2, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (5-3-1, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at TD Garden on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The Bruins open this matchup at -120 while the Maple Leafs are priced at +109. The total is set at 6.5. The Maple Leafs are covering 55.6% of the time, having gone 5-4 SU. Boston is covering 62.5% of the time, going 5-3 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this game holding a record of 5 wins and 3 losses, putting them at 3rd in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 35 goals which is good for 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 10th in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have compiled a total of 11 points, which is good for 10th in the NHL and 6th in the East. When discussing shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 306 which is good for 3rd in the East and 6th in the NHL. As a unit, Toronto currently has a total of 109 hits which means they have an average of 12.1 per game. They have compiled a total of 80 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has played a total of 408 mins defending the goal this year. Andersen is conceding an average of 3.09 goals per game which has him ranked 14th in the Eastern Conference and 28th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he has surrendered 21 goals. He has a save % of .902 which has him ranked 16th in the Eastern Conference.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory against the Boston Bruins in their previous game. The Maple Leafs played really well in this win. For this game, they scored on 4 out of the 29 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 0 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Toronto had a total of 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 32 and the Corsi against was 44 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 42.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 while the Fenwick against was 35, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 42.6%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 51.1% and they had a PDO of 114.2 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 46 shots. They finished with a total of 2 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play chances.
The Bruins are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 5 victories and 1 defeat. When discussing goal differential, they are sitting 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the NHL with +5. They have earned a total of 22 goals for this year which puts them at 9th in the Eastern Conference. Boston has a save percentage as a team of .935 which currently has them ranked 3rd in the NHL, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 8.5% which is good for 10th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is playing well this campaign by surrendering only 1.72 GAA and that places him 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 4th among goalies in the NHL. In the 244 mins he's played this season, he has surrendered 7 goals. He's earned a save % of .946, which has him ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 3rd among goalies in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins squared up with the Toronto Maple Leafs in a game where the Bruins were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 4 - 3. In this matchup, Boston earned a 57.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 44 and their opponent having a Corsi of 32. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 57.4% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Maple Leafs having a 26 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Boston had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO of 85.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.9%. The Bruins netted 3 goals of the 46 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to net 1 out of those tries. Concerning their opponent, the Maple Leafs had 0 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. Boston conceded 29 shots on goal and the Maple Leafs ended up with a total of 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (+109)
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