Devils vs Maple Leafs Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+210) Maple Leafs (-235)
Louis Domingue and the New Jersey Devils (17-21-7, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (24-16-6, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The line on this contest has the Devils coming in at +210 and the Maple Leafs are at -235. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Devils are covering 34.9% of the time, having gone 15-28 SU. The Maple Leafs are covering 51.1% of the time, going 23-22 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils head into this game holding a record of 17 victories and 21 defeats, which is good for 8th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 118 goals which has them sitting at 15th in the East and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -34, which is good for 30th in the NHL. The Devils currently have a total of 41 pts, which has them sitting at 27th in the NHL and 14th in the conference. In discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,401 which has them sitting at 11th in the conference and 20th in the NHL. As a group, New Jersey currently has a total of 839 hits which means they are averaging 18.6 per game. They currently have a total of 556 blocks for this season. Protecting the goal for New Jersey is Louis Domingue from St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. He is 27 years old and has played a total of 391 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Domingue is giving up 3.07 goals per contest which places him at 22nd among East goaltenders and 47th in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 20 goals. He has a save percentage of .898 which places him at 25th among East goaltenders.
The New Jersey Devils were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning their last time out. The Devils offense didn't overly impress in this victory. For this outing, they scored on 3 of the 20 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score. New Jersey had a total of 9 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 24 and the Corsi against was 51 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 32.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 15 while the Fenwick against sat at 40, which earned them a rate of 27.3%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 14 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 39.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 125.8 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning racked up 27 shots. They had a total of 13 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Maple Leafs will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 24 victories and 16 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 6th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the league with +15. They have compiled a total of 165 goals for the season which is good for 1st in the conference. Toronto has a team save percentage of .900 which has them ranked 19th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.7% putting them at 6th in the conference. In net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having an ok season by giving up 2.82 GAA and that has him ranked 15th in the Eastern Conference and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,082 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 98 goals. He holds a save % of .912, which ranks him 12th in the Eastern Conference and 26th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs squared up with the Florida Panthers in a game where the Maple Leafs took the loss by a score of 8 - 4. In this game, Toronto went home with a 63.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 64 while the opposition had a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick rate came in at 60.7% by earning a Fenwick of 51 and the Panthers finishing with a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Toronto had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO at even strength was 85.8 and their percentage of oZS was 68.9%. The Maple Leafs netted 4 goals of the 47 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Panthers had 2 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Toronto conceded 29 shots on goal and the Panthers earned a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (-235)
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