Stars vs Maple Leafs Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+136) Maple Leafs (-150)
Jack Campbell and the Toronto Maple Leafs (30-19-8, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the Dallas Stars (32-19-5, 3rd in the Central Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The Maple Leafs open this game at -150 while the Stars are coming in at +136. The O/U is set at 6. The Stars are covering 55.6% of the time, having gone 30-24 SU. The Maple Leafs are covering 51.8% of the time, going 29-27 straight up.
The Dallas Stars come into the game holding a record of 32 wins and 19 losses, ranking them 3rd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 149 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the conference and 25th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, ranking them 15th in the league. The Stars have earned a total of 69 pts, which has them sitting at 10th in the league and 3rd in the conference. When it comes to shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,717 which has them sitting at 11th in the West and 22nd in the league. As a group, Dallas has racked up a total of 1,158 hits which means they are averaging 20.7 per game. They have earned a total of 713 blocks for this year. Protecting the net for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,093 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Bishop is surrendering 2.38 goals against average which ranks him 4th in the West and 10th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he has given up 83 goals. He's earned a save % of .924 which ranks him 4th in the West.
The Dallas Stars were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in their last game. The Stars had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. For this game, they finished 4 of the 36 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and netted 2 goals out of those attempts. Dallas racked up a total of 2 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 53 and the Corsi against was 46 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 53.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 30, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.9%. They won 35 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 46.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.5 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes racked up a total of 25 shots. They finished with 8 minutes in the box and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
The Maple Leafs will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 30 victories and 19 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the league with +17. They currently have a total of 202 goals for the season which ranks 1st in the conference. Toronto has a save percentage as a team of .900 which has them 20th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 10.6% putting them at 3rd in the East. In goal for Los Angeles is Jack Campbell who is having an ok year by allowing 2.80 GAA and that ranks him 12th among Western Conference goalies and 28th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,392 mins he's played this season, he has given up 65 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .903, which places him at 25th among Western Conference goalies and 47th among goalies in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs squared up with the Arizona Coyotes in a game where the Maple Leafs took home the victory by a score of 3 - 2. For this outing, Toronto wound up with a 54.6% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 59 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.8% with a Fenwick of 43 and the Coyotes having a 34 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Toronto played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 101.9 and their oZS percentage was 45.8%. The Maple Leafs notched 3 goals of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Coyotes had 3 power play opportunities but didn't put the puck in goal. Toronto allowed 37 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (-150)
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