Air Canada Centre will be the site for a cross-continent clash as the Arizona Coyotes pay a visit to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The opening face-off takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 20, and fans at home will be able to see it live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
Arizona (+190) is playing the role of underdog to Toronto (-230), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -105 money on the over and -115 on the under.
Toronto is 14-7 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 5.0 units this year. That winning percentage, ranked third in the league in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 40-42 record from the 2016-17 season campaign. Through 21 regular season matches, 11 of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and just three have pushed. The teams 8-3 SU at home this season.
The Maple Leafs have connected on 21.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure thats good enough for ninth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 13th overall, and theyve successfully killed off 81.7 percent of all penalties.
The Maple Leafs, as a collective unit, have been called for penalties 4.0 times per game overall this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five home outings. The team has had to kill penalties for just 6.0 minutes per contest over their last five home games.
Averaging 30.6 saves per game with a .914 save percentage, Frederik Andersen (12-6) has been the top goalkeeper for the Leafs this season. If head coach Mike Babcock decides to give him a rest, however, Toronto might go with Curtis McElhinney (2-1-1 record, .910 save percentage, 3.05 goals against average).
Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri will each lead the offensive attack for the Maple Leafs. Matthews (21 points) is up to 12 goals and nine assists and has recorded two or more points six times this year. Kadri has 10 goals and eight assists to his name and has notched at least one point in 12 games.
Arizona is 4-18 straight up (SU) and has lost 13.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 22 regular season matches, 12 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and just one has pushed. As an away team so far, the Coyotes are 3-11 SU.
The Coyotes have converted on just 16.0 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 20th overall and its successfully killed off 79.7 percent of all penalties.
Arizonas skaters have been called for penalties only 3.5 times per game in total this season, and 5.2 per game over their last five on the road. The teams had to defend opponent power plays 11.6 minutes per contest over their last five road games.
Antti Raanta (24.8 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for Arizona. Raanta has three wins, eight losses, and two OT losses to his credit, while registering a .907 save percentage and 3.12 goals against average this year.
Clayton Keller (11 goals, seven assists) will lead the offensive attack for the visiting Coyotes.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Over
- The total has gone under in three of Torontos last five outings.
- Toronto has allowed 3.0 goals per game overall this year, but has allowed just 1.3 per match up in its last six games (the teams a perfect 2-0 SU over that span).
- Over Arizonas last ten games, four of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 0-4 in those games).
- This game features two of the more physical teams in the league. Arizona skaters have accounted for the third-most hits in the league (25.3 per game) and the Maple Leafs have tallied the eighth-most (23.2).