Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Islanders NHL Tips 11/13/2019
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Islanders
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Location: Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+104) Islanders (-115)
Nassau Coliseum is the venue where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (12-3-1, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-6-4, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Maple Leafs coming in at +104 and the Islanders are at -115. The total is set at 6. The Maple Leafs cover 44.4% of the time, having gone 8-10 SU. The Islanders cover 73.3% of the time, going 11-4 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this game holding a record of 9 wins and 6 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 63 goals which is good for 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 13th in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have earned a total of 22 pts, which is good for 7th in the NHL and 4th in the East. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 639 which is good for 1st in the conference and 1st in the NHL. As a team, Toronto has compiled a total of 267 hits which means they are averaging 14.1 per contest. They have earned a total of 174 blocks for this season. The man looking after the goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has totaled 847 minutes in goal for the season. Andersen is conceding an average of 2.62 GAA which places him at 7th in the East and 18th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he has given up 37 goals. He has a save percentage of .916 which places him at 7th in the East.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in their previous contest. The Maple Leafs had a good offensive output in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 4 of the 57 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 5 power play chances and were able to net 2 goals out of those chances. Toronto racked up 12 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 44 and the Corsi against was 36 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 55.0%. Their Fenwick was 35 while the Fenwick against was 25, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 58.3%. They took 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 26 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 63.3% and they had a PDO of 85.6 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks tallied a total of 34 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 14 penalty mins and they had 5 power play opportunities.
The Islanders will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 12 victories and 3 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the NHL with +13. They have a total of 48 goals for the year which puts them at 12th in the East. New York has a save percentage as a team of .932 which has them ranked 1st in the NHL, which means scoring chances may be limited. They are shooting 10.9% which puts them at 4th in the Eastern Conference. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an average year by surrendering 2.37 goals against average and that ranks him 4th among East goaltenders and 9th in the NHL among goalies. In the 456 mins he's played this year, he's surrendered 18 goals. He has a save percentage of .924, which places him at 3rd among East goaltenders and 9th in the NHL among goalies.
The New York Islanders faced off against the Florida Panthers in a matchup where the Islanders got the win by a final of 2 - 1. While out there on the ice, New York wound up with a 44.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 40 and the other team having a Corsi of 49. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.9% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Panthers ending the game with a 38 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 109.1 and their oZS percentage was 55.2%. The Islanders converted 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for their opponent, the Panthers had 4 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 1 goal. New York gave up 38 shots on goal and the Panthers earned 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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