Golden Knights vs Maple Leafs Prediction NHL Picks 2/27/24

Toronto Maple Leafs (33-16-8) vs Vegas Golden Knights (32-19-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -160 / Vegas Golden Knights +135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights will play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. Vegas has lost three games in a row, while Toronto is on a seven game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Golden Knights vs Maple Leafs prediction.

Golden Knights Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights are 32-19-7 this year after they lost to Ottawa in a shootout by a score of 4-3 in their last game. Vegas led 2-0 in the second period, but they needed a late third period goal to force overtime, before losing in a shootout. The Golden Knights were out shot by a total of 33-29 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Vegas has lost five of their last six games, with the lone win coming against San Jose by a score of 4-0. The Golden Knights are scoring 3.14 goals per game and they are allowing 2.81 goals against per game, while going 19.9% on the power play and 81.1% on the penalty kill. Jonathan Marchessault has 30 goals, 18 assists, and 195 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Vegas is Adin Hill, who is 14-5-2 this year with a 2.27 goals against average and a .927 save percentage. 

Maple Leafs Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 33-16-8 this season after they defeated Colorado by a score of 4-3 in their last game. Toronto allowed Colorado to tie the game at three in the third period, but they scored with just a few minutes left in the game for the win. The Maple Leafs out shot Colorado by a total of 30-29 and went 2-2 on the power play in the game. Toronto has also defeated Vegas, Arizona, St. Louis (twice), Anaheim, and Philadelphia during this winning streak. The Maple Leafs are scoring 3.68 goals per game and they are allowing 3.12 goals against per game, while going 29.3% on the power play and 77.1% on the penalty kill. William Nylander has led Toronto with 31 goals, 47 assists, and 235 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Toronto is Ilya Samsonov, who is 14-4-6 this season with a 3.18 goals against average and a .883 save percentage. 

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Prop Facts

  • William Nylander has scored at least one goal in each of the Maple Leafs' last five games as favorites.
  • Morgan Rielly has recorded at least one point in each of his last nine appearances with the Maple Leafs as home favorites.
  • Mitch Marner has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven appearances after playing less than 20 minutes in the Maple Leafs' last game.
  • Auston Matthews ranks 1st in the league for Goals (52) this season.

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • Jonathan Marchessault has scored a goal in five of the Golden Knights' last six night games.
  • Shea Theodore has recorded at least one point in each of his last nine appearances with the Golden Knights as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Shea Theodore has recorded at least one assist in eight of his last nine appearances with the Golden Knights as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jonathan Marchessault ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 1st in the league for goals per game this season (3.68).
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (29.27%).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank T3rd in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (4).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 28th in the league in penalty minutes this season (456).

Golden Knights vs Maple Leafs Betting Prediction

Vegas comes into this game on a three game losing streak and they have lost five of their last six games. The Golden Knights are dealing with injuries to Eichel and Stone and they have allowed 16 goals in their last three games. Toronto is one of the hottest teams in the NHL and they are 15-10-2 at home. The Maple Leafs are rolling right now and they have scored at least four goals in seven straight games. These two teams played on February 22nd in Las Vegas, with Toronto winning by a score of 7-3. I think the Leafs are going to continue to roll in this game and I like them to win by at least two goals. 

David’s Pick Maple Leafs -1.5

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