Maple Leafs vs Panthers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/12/2020
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-120) Panthers (+109)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (24-15-6, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) are headed to BB&T Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Florida Panthers (23-16-5, 4th in the Atlantic Division). The moneyline on this contest has the Maple Leafs coming in at -120 and the Panthers are at +109. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Maple Leafs cover 52.3% of the time, having gone 23-21 SU. The Panthers cover 48.8% of the time, going 20-21 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs come into the game with a record of 24 wins and 15 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 161 goals which ranks them 1st in the East and 2nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +19, putting them at 8th in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have a total of 54 pts, which ranks them 9th in the NHL and 6th in the East. When discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 1,500 which ranks them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the NHL. As a unit, Toronto has obtained a total of 730 hits which means they have an average of 16.2 per contest. They have a total of 486 blocks for this season. The man protecting the net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,061 mins defending the goal for the season. Andersen is conceding 2.74 goals per game which places him at 12th among East goaltenders and 22nd among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he's allowed 94 goals. He has a save percentage of .914 which places him at 8th among East goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 3 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets in their last contest. The Maple Leafs had a middle of the road offensive performance in this defeat. For this game, they converted 3 of the 28 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Toronto earned a total of 4 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 48 and the Corsi against was 50 giving them a Corsi percentage of 49.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 40 and the Fenwick against sat at 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 51.3%. They won 12 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 51.2% and they had a PDO of 103.5 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Winnipeg Jets tallied a total of 28 shots. They finished with 6 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Panthers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 23 victories and 16 losses. Regarding goal differential, they rank 7th in the East and 10th in the NHL with +10. They have earned a total of 155 goals for the year which is 4th in the East. Florida has a save % as a team of .896 which has them sitting 24th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% which is good for 6th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.29 goals per contest and that has him ranked 29th in the Eastern Conference and 61st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,895 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 104 goals. His save percentage is .896, which has him ranking 27th in the Eastern Conference and 55th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Florida Panthers played the Vancouver Canucks in an outing where the Panthers ended up with the victory by a final score of 5 - 2. In this game, Florida wound up with a 57.1% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 56 and their opponent having a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.7% by notching a Fenwick of 44 and the Canucks having a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida had and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.3 and their percentage of oZS was 50.2%. The Panthers scored 5 goals out of the 49 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and were able to net 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Canucks had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Florida allowed 32 shots on goal and the Canucks racked up 18 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-120)
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