Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks - 10/25/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (4-5-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (5-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -170 / San Jose Sharks +145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with four goals, Logan Couture has seven assists and Tomas Hertl has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 92.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up eight goals on 69 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 23 goals on 217 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their first 10 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with eight goals, Mitch Marner has nine assists and Morgan Rielly has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 25 goals on 253 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 13 goals on 118 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Sharks are 8-20 in their last 28 overall, 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 15-5 in their last 20 games playing on 2 days rest, 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games and 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Pacific. The over is 6-0 in Sharks last 6 overall. The over is 7-2 in Maple Leafs last 9 home games. The Sharks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Toronto.
After being dominated by the Sharks in the past, the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the last three meetings against them and have outscored them 13-8 during that span. The San Jose Sharks are probably playing better hockey over the last week or so, but they're on the end of a back to back and it's likely only a matter of time before the Maple Leafs get back on track. The Toronto Maple Leafs are too talented and explosive of a team to stay down for much longer. I'll lay the price with the home team.