New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Free Preview

Daniel GimenezHockey, NHL

Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall, and the New Jersey Devils will do battle against Morgan Rielly, Mitchell Marner, and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in an Eastern Conference matchup. This one gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 9 and it’s being shown live on The Sports Network.

New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

Toronto is 10-5 straight up (SU) and has netted 1.4 units for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, ranked third in the league in this young season, isn’t too far off from to the 49-33 record the team managed during the 2017-18 season campaign. Out of its 15 regular season matches, 11 of them have gone under the total, while four have gone over and none have pushed. The team is 4-5 SU at home this season.

The Maple Leafs have been able to convert on 28.9 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s good enough for sixth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated fourth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.7 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 28.2 saves per game with a .929 save percentage, Frederik Andersen (8-5) has been the principal option in goal for the Leafs this year. If head coach Mike Babcock chooses to give him the evening off, however, Toronto might turn to the undefeated Garret Sparks (2-0 record, .892 save percentage, 3.49 goals against average).

New Jersey has lost 1.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 6-7 straight up (SU). A total of seven of its contests have gone over the total, while five have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Devils are 1-5 SU as an away team this season.

The Devils have scored on 26.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 15th overall and it’s successfully killed off 80.8 percent of all opponent power plays.

Keith Kinkaid (27.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey. Kinkaid has six wins, six losses, and one OT loss to his credit, while registering a .918 save percentage and 2.58 goals against average this year.

New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The under has hit in each of Toronto’s last five games.
  • Over New Jersey’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).
  • New Jersey skaters notched 22.6 hits per game last season, while the Leafs forced 20.8 hits per matchup.