Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Free Preview 11/9/19

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Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom, and the Philadelphia Flyers are set to face off against Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner, and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in an Eastern Conference tilt. The action will get started at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9 and it will air live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

Boasting a moneyline of -170, Toronto heads into the matchup as the substantial favorite. The line for the Flyers is standing at +150 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -125 over, +105 under.

Toronto is 9-8 straight up (SU) and has recorded -1.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Atlantic Division in this young season, is a regression from the 46-36 record that the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 17 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just one has pushed. So far this year, the team’s 6-5 SU at home.

The Maple Leafs have converted on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 77.4 percent of all penalties.

Sporting a .914 save percentage and 28.5 saves per game, Frederik Andersen (nine wins, four losses, and two OT losses) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for Toronto this year. If the Leafs choose to give him the evening off, however, Toronto may turn to the winless Michael Hutchinson (0-5-5 record, .885 save percentage, 4.26 goals against average).

In the other locker room, Philadelphia is 8-7 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.3 units this year. A total of eight of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under the total and none have pushed. As an away team so far, the Flyers are 2-5 SU.

The Flyers have converted on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for 10th-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 10th overall and it’s successfully defended 83.7 percent of all opponent power plays.

Carter Hart (19.2 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Philadelphia. Hart owns a 5-5-1 record, and has registered a .889 save percentage and 2.82 goals against average this year.

Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Maple Leafs are 1-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Flyers are 1-2 in shootouts.
  • For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in three of their last five outings.
  • Philadelphia skaters created 21.4 hits per game last season, while the Maple Leafs accounted for 18.8 hits per contest.