Golden Knights vs. Maple Leafs Prediction
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won their last two games and are favorites at home tonight when they host the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Can Toronto run its streak to three games with another victory?
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Scotiabank Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Maple Leafs are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Thursday morning, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on host Toronto. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Golden Knights double up Blue Jackets
Las Vegas picked up a 2-1 victory Tuesday night at Columbus to improve to 9-5-2 on the season. The Golden Knights broke a scoreless tie with 45 seconds left in the first period as Reilly Smith found the back of the net off assists from William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault. The Blue Jackets evened it up with 14:23 remaining in the second period, but Las Vegas scored what turned into the game-winner two minutes later on a Smith shorthanded goal on assists by Karlsson and Nick Holden. Marc-Andre Fleury picked up the win as he recorded 29 saves on 30 shots.
Maple Leafs skate past Kings
Toronto earned a 3-1 home win Tuesday night over Los Angeles to move to 8-5-3 on the season. The Kings grabbed a 1-0 advantage in the second period, but the Maple Leafs evened it up in the second as Alexander Kerfoot scored an unassisted goal. Auston Matthews gave Toronto a 2-1 lead with 7:24 remaining in the third period off assists from William Nylander and Andreas Johnsson. Nylander added an insurance goal 30 seconds later with assists going to Matthews and Justin Holl. Frederik Andersen recorded 24 saves on 25 shots in the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last five road games. Las Vegas is 2-6 in its last eight games versus the Atlantic Division.
The Maple Leafs are 1-4 in their last five Thursday games. Toronto is 1-8 in its last nine games versus a team with a winning record.
That recent record against teams with a winning record for the Maple Leafs right above really sticks out to me. It shows that Toronto is beating the teams it is supposed to, but not taking that extra step to become one of the NHL's elite teams. While the Maple Leafs did get a boost this week with the return of center John Tavares from injury, they face a talented and gritty Golden Knights team that would love to make a statement on the road. I'm taking the dogs here with Fleury outdeuling Andersen.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS +130