Toronto Maple Leafs vs Los Angeles Kings Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/5/2020
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-170) Kings (+153)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-24-8, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) go to Staples Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (25-35-6, 8th in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this game has the Maple Leafs priced at -170 and the Kings are at +153. The over/under is set at 6. The Maple Leafs are covering 51.5% of the time, having gone 34-32 SU. Los Angeles is covering 37.9% of the time, going 25-41 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs come into this matchup with a record of 35 victories and 24 defeats, which puts them at 3rd in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 234 goals which ranks 1st in the East and 1st in the NHL. Their goal differential is +15, which puts them at 10th in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have earned a total of 78 pts, which ranks 11th in the NHL and 6th in the conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 2,199 which ranks 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. As a unit, Toronto currently has a total of 1,079 hits which means they have an average of 16.1 per game. They have earned a total of 747 blocks for the season. The man looking after the goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,882 minutes protecting the net for the year. Andersen is conceding 2.96 goals per contest which has him sitting 22nd among Eastern Conference goalies and 45th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 142 goals. He has a save % of .906 which has him sitting 22nd among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 defeat against the San Jose Sharks in their previous contest. The Maple Leafs could have played much better offensively in this loss. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Toronto racked up a total of 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 40 and the Corsi against was 53 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 43.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 while the Fenwick against was 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 37.7%. They took 25 face-off wins and lost 20 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 42.3% and they had a PDO of 98.4 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the San Jose Sharks put up 38 shots. They finished with 6 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Kings will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 25 wins and 35 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 14th in the West and 27th in the NHL with -39. They have compiled a total of 164 goals for the season which is 15th in the West. Los Angeles has a save percentage as a team of .897 which has them sitting 29th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are shooting 7.5% putting them at 15th in the Western Conference. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad season by allowing 2.91 goals against average and that has him ranked 21st in the West and 41st in the NHL. In the 2,391 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 116 goals. His save % is .901, which ranks him 28th in the West and 52nd in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings played the Vegas Golden Knights in an outing where the Kings ended up with the victory by a final of 4 - 1. In this game, Los Angeles went home with a 23.7% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 23 while their opponent had a Corsi of 74. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 21.7% by notching a Fenwick of 15 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 54 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Los Angeles played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 118.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 23.1%. The Kings notched 4 goals out of the 17 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and scored 2 out of those tries. Regarding their opponent, the Golden Knights had 4 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. Los Angeles gave way to 43 shots on goal and the Golden Knights earned 6 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+153) and under the total goals
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