Vegas Golden Knights vs Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Point Spread Picks 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (8-5-3, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (9-5-2, 4th in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. The Maple Leafs open this game at -125 while the Golden Knights are priced at +113. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Golden Knights are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 7-7 SU. The Maple Leafs are covering 46.7% of the time, going 7-8 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game with a record of 9 victories and 5 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 49 goals which has them ranked at 6th in the West and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is +3, putting them at 15th in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 20 points, which has them ranked at 9th in the league and 5th in the conference. When discussing shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 545 which has them ranked at 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the league. As a team, Vegas has racked up a total of 333 hits which has them averaging 20.8 per game. They have compiled a total of 147 blocks for this season. The man in net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has totaled 800 mins in goal this season. Fleury is conceding 2.40 GAA which has him ranked 7th among West goaltenders and 12th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 32 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .924 which has him ranked 6th among West goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 2 - 1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in their previous game. The Golden Knights had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the victory. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 of the 25 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Vegas earned a total of 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 34 giving them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 while the Fenwick against was 26, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 48.0%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 21 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 46.4% and they had a PDO of 101.6 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets tallied 30 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 4 power play chances.
The Maple Leafs will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 8 victories and 5 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they rank 8th in the Eastern Conference and 13th in the NHL with +3. They have earned a total of 55 goals for the season which ranks 3rd in the conference. Toronto has a save % as a team of .901 which currently has them ranked 19th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 10.9% which puts them at 4th in the East. In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having an average season by giving up 2.84 goals against average and that has him ranked 9th in the East and 23rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 719 mins he has been on the ice this year, he's allowed 34 goals. He holds a save % of .908, which puts him at 12th in the East and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs opposed the Los Angeles Kings in a game where the Maple Leafs earned a victory by a final of 3 - 1. In their game, Toronto had a 51.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 37 while the opposition had a Corsi of 35. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% with a Fenwick of 25 and the Kings having earned a 25 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Toronto played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 123.1 and they earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Maple Leafs netted 3 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for their opponent, the Kings had 3 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal. Toronto gave up 25 shots on goal and the Kings had a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (+113)
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