Maple Leafs vs Stars Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+108) Stars (-119)
American Airlines Center is the venue where Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (28-17-4, 3rd in the Central Division) will play the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-17-7, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs open this game at +108 while the Stars are coming in at -119. The O/U is set at 6. The Maple Leafs cover 51.0% of the time, having gone 25-24 SU. The Stars cover 55.3% of the time, going 26-21 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs step onto the ice holding a record of 26 victories and 17 losses, ranking them 4th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 180 goals which has them at 1st in the East and 1st in the NHL. Their goal differential is +17, ranking them 9th in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have earned a total of 59 points, which has them at 14th in the NHL and 10th in the Eastern Conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,681 which has them at 2nd in the East and 3rd in the NHL. As a team, Toronto has a total of 801 hits which has them averaging 16 per contest. They have earned a total of 536 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,326 minutes minding the net this year. Andersen is surrendering 2.86 goals per contest which puts him at 17th among East goaltenders and 30th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 111 goals. He holds a save % of .910 which puts him at 14th among East goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 win over the Nashville Predators in their previous game. The Maple Leafs had a good offensive output in the victory. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 5 of the 31 shots they tried. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Toronto racked up a total of 2 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 64 giving them a Corsi percentage of 43.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 51, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 43.3%. They won 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 20 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 53.5% and they had a PDO of 111.0 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Nashville Predators earned a total of 36 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty mins and they tallied 1 power play attempt.
The Stars will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they have 28 victories and 17 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the Western Conference and 14th in the league with +6. They have compiled a total of 126 goals for the year which is 13th in the Western Conference. Dallas has a team save % of .922 which has them ranked 1st in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are shooting 8.4% which is good for 12th in the West. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an average year by allowing 2.27 goals per contest and that ranks him 3rd in the West and 6th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,851 minutes he's played this year, he's given up 70 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .927, which has him ranking 2nd in the West and 5th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in an outing where the Stars got the win by a final score of 3 - 2. For this outing, Dallas wound up with a 56.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 58 while their opponent had a Corsi of 45. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 60.6% by earning a Fenwick of 43 and the Lightning earning a 28 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Dallas played and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 98.8 and their percentage of oZS was 56.3%. The Stars notched 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for the opposition, the Lightning had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Dallas gave up 25 shots on goal and the Lightning racked up 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-119)
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