Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 3/3/2020
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-146) Sharks (+132)
SAP Center is the venue where Aaron Dell and the San Jose Sharks (28-33-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) will play the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-23-8, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The Maple Leafs open this contest at -146 while the Sharks are priced at +132. The total has been set at 6.5. The Maple Leafs cover 52.3% of the time, having gone 34-31 SU. San Jose covers 41.3% of the time, going 26-37 straight up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into this game holding a record of 35 wins and 23 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 232 goals which is 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +18, which is good for 9th in the league. The Maple Leafs currently have a total of 78 points, which is 10th in the league and 6th in the conference. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,172 which is 3rd in the East and 5th in the league. As a group, Toronto currently has a total of 1,061 hits which has them averaging 16.1 per contest. They currently have a total of 737 blocks for the season. The man in net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,882 mins in goal for the season. Andersen is giving up 2.96 goals per contest which ranks him 22nd among East goaltenders and 44th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's given up 142 goals. He's earned a save % of .906 which ranks him 22nd among East goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 win against the Vancouver Canucks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Maple Leafs had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. For this game, they finished 4 of the 30 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Toronto earned 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 53 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 47.0%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against was 36, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. They won 27 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 37.0% and they had a PDO of 109.5 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Vancouver Canucks racked up a total of 27 shots. They had 8 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Sharks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 28 victories and 33 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 15th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL with -41. They currently have a total of 167 goals for the year which has them ranked at 13th in the Western Conference. San Jose has a team save percentage of .895 which currently has them ranked 30th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 8.7% which is good for 12th in the West. In goal for San Jose is Aaron Dell who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 2.94 goals per game and that has him 22nd among Western Conference goalies and 43rd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,714 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has given up 84 goals. His save percentage is .907, which has him placed 20th among Western Conference goalies and 41st among goalies in the NHL.
The San Jose Sharks squared up with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup where the Sharks notched a victory by a tally of 5 - 0. For this outing, San Jose wound up with a 50.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 56 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 54. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.2% by notching a Fenwick of 42 and the Penguins having a 37 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose had and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 116.7 and their percentage of oZS was 38.5%. The Sharks scored 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Penguins had 4 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. San Jose gave up 30 shots on goal and the Penguins earned 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (-146)
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