Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-120) Canucks (+109)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (14-13-4, 4th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Rogers Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks (15-11-4, 4th in the Pacific Division). The line on this matchup has the Maple Leafs coming in at -120 and the Canucks are at +109. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Maple Leafs are covering 43.3% of the time, having gone 13-17 SU. The Canucks are covering 44.4% of the time, going 12-15 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this game holding a record of 14 victories and 13 defeats, which puts them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 99 goals which is 6th in the East and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -2, which puts them at 19th in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have a total of 32 points, which is 19th in the NHL and 10th in the East. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 1,044 which is 2nd in the East and 4th in the NHL. As a group, Toronto has racked up a total of 440 hits which has them averaging 14.2 per contest. They have a total of 294 blocks for the season. The goaltender for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,441 minutes in goal this season. Andersen is conceding 2.54 goals against average which has him ranking 7th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's given up 61 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .918 which has him ranking 7th in the Eastern Conference.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had a good night with a 5 - 2 win against the St. Louis Blues in their previous contest. The Maple Leafs played really well in the victory. For this game, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 27 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those tries. Toronto had 13 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 39 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick was 21 and the Fenwick against sat at 29, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 42.0%. They earned 14 face-off wins at even strength and lost 17 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 54.5% and they had a PDO of 102.2 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the St. Louis Blues tallied 28 shots. They ended the game with 9 minutes in the box and they tallied 4 power play opportunities.
The Canucks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 15 victories and 11 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they currently sit 4th in the conference and 11th in the league with +10. They have compiled a total of 100 goals for this year which has them sitting at 2nd in the Western Conference. Vancouver has a team save % of .905 which currently has them ranked 19th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% which puts them at 3rd in the conference. In goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average season by allowing 2.70 GAA and that ranks him 11th in the Western Conference and 21st in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,090 mins he has played, he has surrendered 49 goals. He holds a save % of .913, which places him at 13th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL among goalies.
The Vancouver Canucks faced off against the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup where the Canucks ended up with the win by a mark of 6 - 5. For this game, Vancouver wound up with a 45.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 35 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 42. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Sabres earning a 29 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vancouver had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 100.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 58.5%. The Canucks notched 6 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those opportunities. As for the opposition, the Sabres had 4 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Vancouver gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Sabres racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+109)
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