Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Tips 11/19/2019
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+126) Golden Knights (-139)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-9-4, 5th in the Atlantic Division) travel to T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (10-9-3, 4th in the Pacific Division). The Maple Leafs open this matchup at +126 while the Golden Knights are priced at -139. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Maple Leafs are covering 38.1% of the time, having gone 8-13 SU. The Golden Knights are covering 40.0% of the time, going 8-12 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 9 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 70 goals which ranks 4th in the conference and 5th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -5, ranking them 21st in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have compiled a total of 22 points, which ranks 19th in the NHL and 10th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 730 which ranks 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a group, Toronto has collected a total of 327 hits which means they are averaging 14.9 per game. They have compiled a total of 190 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 964 mins defending the goal this season. Andersen is giving up an average of 2.74 goals against average which ranks him 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 21st among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he has given up 44 goals. He holds a save percentage of .912 which ranks him 9th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had a rough game after their 6 - 1 defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last game. The Maple Leafs had a below average offensive performance in the loss. In this game, they finished 1 of the 33 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. Toronto racked up 2 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 51 and the Corsi against was 33 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 60.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against was 30, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.5%. They took 29 face-off wins and lost 15 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 46.4% and they had a PDO of 88.8 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins tallied a total of 38 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty minutes and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
The Golden Knights are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 10 wins and 9 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are sitting 9th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league with +1. They have a total of 66 goals for this season which ranks them 5th in the conference. Vegas has a save % as a team of .907 which currently has them ranked 15th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.9% which puts them at 11th in the conference. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having a marginal campaign by giving up 2.52 goals against average and that ranks him 8th among West goalies and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 978 minutes he's played this year, he's surrendered 41 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .920, which ranks him 7th among West goalies and 11th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights opposed the Calgary Flames in a game where the Golden Knights earned a victory by a mark of 6 - 0. For this game, Vegas wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 52 while the opposition had a Corsi of 52. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Flames having earned a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vegas played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 119.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.7%. The Golden Knights netted 6 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to net 1 out of those opportunities. As for the opposition, the Flames had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Vegas gave up 34 shots on goal and the Flames ended up with 14 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-139)
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