Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks 11/10/2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-3, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) travel to United Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Blackhawks (5-7-3, 6th in the Central Division). The Blackhawks open this contest at +120 while the Maple Leafs are coming in at -182. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Maple Leafs are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 8-8 SU. Chicago is covering 33.3% of the time, going 5-10 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs come into the game with a record of 9 victories and 5 defeats, putting them at 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 57 goals which has them ranked at 3rd in the conference and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, putting them at 13th in the league. The Maple Leafs have earned a total of 21 pts, which has them ranked at 7th in the league and 4th in the East. When talking about shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 542 which has them ranked at 3rd in the East and 8th in the league. As a team, Toronto has compiled a total of 239 hits which means they are averaging 14.1 per contest. They have earned a total of 150 blocks for this year. The man in net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has racked up 782 mins minding the goal this season. Andersen is surrendering 2.69 goals against average which places him at 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 35 goals. He has a save % of .914 which places him at 9th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights in their last game. The Maple Leafs had a below average offensive performance in the victory. For this outing, they netted 2 out of the 37 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 6 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Toronto earned a total of 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 33 and the Corsi against was 42 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 44.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 21 and the Fenwick against was 29, which means they had a rate of 42.0%. They took 22 face-off wins and lost 18 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 23.9% and they had a PDO of 102.4 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights tallied 38 shots. They had a total of 12 penalty mins and they earned 5 power play opportunities.
The Blackhawks will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 5 victories and 7 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the Western Conference and 24th in the NHL with -7. They currently have a total of 38 goals for this season which has them ranked at 15th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a save percentage as a team of .916 which currently has them ranked 8th in the NHL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.3% ranking them 12th in the conference. In net for is Robin Lehner who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.33 goals per game and that ranks him 7th among Western Conference goaltenders and 10th in the NHL among goalies. In the 490 mins he has played this season, he has given up 19 goals. He has a save percentage of .935, which has him placed 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 3rd in the NHL among goalies.
The Chicago Blackhawks went up against the Vancouver Canucks in a matchup where the Blackhawks notched a win by a tally of 5 - 2. For this game, Chicago earned a 52.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 37 while the opposition had a Corsi of 33. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Canucks having earned a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO of 104.4 and they earned an oZS percentage of 63.4%. The Blackhawks notched 5 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play chances in this game and were able to net 2 out of those opportunities. In discussing the opposition, the Canucks had 4 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Chicago allowed 38 shots on goal and the Canucks had a total of 12 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-182)
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