Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Hockey Betting Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (4-4-2, 6th in the Atlantic Division) play the Toronto Maple Leafs (5-4-2, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Bell Centre on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Canadiens open this matchup at -135 while the Maple Leafs are coming in at +122. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Maple Leafs are covering 45.5% of the time, having gone 5-6 SU. The Canadiens are covering 33.3% of the time, going 3-6 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs step onto the ice with a record of 5 victories and 4 losses, putting them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 40 goals which has them ranked at 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +2, putting them at 14th in the league. The Maple Leafs currently have a total of 12 pts, which has them ranked at 11th in the league and 5th in the conference. In terms of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 367 which has them ranked at 1st in the conference and 4th in the league. As a group, Toronto has compiled a total of 136 hits which means they are averaging 12.4 per game. They currently have a total of 94 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has played 470 mins in net for the season. Andersen is conceding 3.19 GAA which has him placed 17th among East goaltenders and 34th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has allowed 25 goals. He holds a save % of .901 which has him placed 16th among East goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 2 loss against the Boston Bruins in their last contest. The Maple Leafs left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 2 out of the 30 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Toronto earned 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 23 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 38.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 17 while the Fenwick against was 31, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 35.4%. They took 21 face-off wins and lost 25 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 37.2% and they had a PDO of 96.0 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Boston Bruins racked up 39 shots. They had 8 penalty minutes and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The Canadiens are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 4 victories and 4 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they currently sit 9th in the conference and 15th in the league with +2. They have a total of 35 goals for this year which ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has a save % as a team of .894 which has them ranked 25th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 10.3% putting them at 6th in the East. In net for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an ok year by allowing 2.85 GAA and that has him ranked 12th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 27th in the NHL among goalies. In the 483 minutes he's played this year, he's given up 23 goals. His save percentage is .903, which has him ranked 14th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 28th in the NHL among goalies.
The Montreal Canadiens faced the San Jose Sharks in a game where the Canadiens ended up losing by a score of 4 - 2. For this game, Montreal went home with a 61.3% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 49 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 62.1% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Sharks finishing with a 22 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Montreal had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 94.7 and their oZS percentage was 61.8%. The Canadiens scored 2 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but were not able to net one. In discussing the opposition, the Sharks had 3 power play chances and came through by scoring 2 goals of those attempts. Montreal gave way to 23 shots on goal and the Sharks had a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (-135)
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