Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews, and the Toronto Maple Leafs will do battle against William Karlsson, Max Pacioretty, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in an East-West tilt. This one gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19 and it’s being televised live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Vegas enters the matchup as the obvious favorite with a -145 moneyline. The line for the Maple Leafs sits at +125 and oddsmakers at William Hill have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).
Vegas is 10-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team managed during the 2018-19 season (43-39). Through 22 regular season matches, 12 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and just one has pushed. Thus far, the team is 5-6 SU at home.
The Golden Knights have converted on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated fourth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 87.2 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 27.7 saves per game with a .920 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (10-7-1) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for Vegas this year. If head coach Gerard Gallant decides to give him the evening off, however, Vegas may roll with the winless Malcolm Subban (0-5-5 record, .888 save percentage, 3.42 goals against average).
Toronto has lost 7.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far and is currently 9-13 straight up (SU). 13 of its contests have gone over the total, while eight have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Maple Leafs are 3-6 SU as the away team this season.
The Maple Leafs have converted on 16.7 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 26th overall and it’s successfully defended 75.0 percent of all opponent power plays.
Frederik Andersen (.912 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for Toronto. Andersen is averaging 28.5 saves per game and has nine wins, seven losses, and three OT losses to his credit.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Vegas Golden Knights Betting Picks
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Golden Knights
Over Toronto’s last ten games, four of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-3 in those games).
The Golden Knights are 6-5 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Maple Leafs are 2-6 SU in games where they spend more time in the box than their opponent.
Toronto is 1-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Vegas is 2-0 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their last five matchups.
Toronto skaters have averaged 13.0 giveaways over its last five home games, its season average of 12.3 giveaways per game (ranked 26th).
Vegas is ranked 7th this season with 8.7 giveaways per game. That figure has trended down recently, however, as the team’s averaged 6.8 giveaways over its last 10 games and 4.6 giveaways over its last five.
The Knights this season have tallied the third-most hits in the NHL (27.4 per game), but that average has risen to 32.2 over their past five games as the home team.