Vegas Golden Knights vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 11/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (9-9-4) at Vegas Golden Knights (10-9-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -139 / Toronto Maple Leafs +126 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 14 goals, Mitch Marner has 14 assists and Morgan Rielly has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 44 goals on 500 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 23 goals on 190 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 10 goals, William Karlsson has 15 assists and Max Pacioretty has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 86.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 41 goals on 512 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 15 goals on 134 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Maple Leafs are 17-7 in their last 24 games playing on 2 days rest, 69-142 in their last 211 games as an underdog and 55-114 in their last 169 games as a road underdog. The Golden Knights are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 4 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Golden Knights last 6 home games. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Neither of these teams have played well over the last couple of weeks and a lot of it has to do with shaky at best defenses. The Toronto Maple Leafs are at the bottom of the league in every major defensive category and the Golden Knights are allowing an average of three goals in their last five games. So while there's value with the Maple Leafs and the plus money, especially with them winning four of the five meetings against Las Vegas, I'm siding with the over in what should be an offensive explosion.