Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Maple Leafs vs. Islanders NHL Odds
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(9-6-4) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders (12-3-1)
Date: Wednesday, November 13th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Maple Leafs -+105, Islanders -125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Islanders -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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Without looking, you’d think the Maple Leafs have great value at +105 on Wednesday from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Toronto is the star studded team here, but they visit the Islanders who just may be legit.
What’s the key to the Islanders’ 12-3-1 start on the year? Their offense has been killing it and NYI has great value at -125 here. Is that TOO much value?
Toronto Maple Leafs
On paper the Maple Leafs would be favored against every team they play this year. Not many squads in the league can trot out an Auston Matthews and a John Tavares but the Leafs have still dropped 4 of their last 7.
Make no mistake, even against a hot team Toronto does have value on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs lost Sunday but when scoring 4 goals in a 4-5 defeat to Chicago. The game before that was a SO loss to the Flyers so Toronto could easily be staring down a 5-game winning streak.
About that Maple Leafs offense. Toronto has a top 10 scoring team and has scored 3+ in 6 of 10. Matthews has 13 goals in 19 games this year and Tavares has scored in 2 of 4 since returning from injury.
Wednesday’s O/U is 6 which would seem like an ‘over’ lean with Toronto’s offense. The Maple Leafs defense also lends to a high scoring game considering they are 22nd in goals allowed per game at 3.2 per.
It’s Frederik Andersen in net for Toronto on Wednesday. The veteran is off to a great start at 9-2-2 on the year and he’s in the zone with 2 goals or less allowed in 3 straight outings.
New York Islanders
One thing that the Islanders have going for them is that the Maple Leafs surrender a lot of shots. Andersen has had to face SOG amounts of 40, 38, and 32 in 3 of the last 4 games.
Toronto does rank 24th on the season in allowing 3.2 goals a game on a whopping 33+ shots (24th). That bodes well for an Islanders team that is 11-1 since October 12th.
During their 11-wins-in-12-games streak New York has scored at least 3 goals in all but two games. The fact that those 2 both came within the last 3 games is what scares total bettors (O/U 6) on Wednesday.
For as good as the Islanders offense has been in putting the puck in the net, their defense is what has guided them to within 5 points of red hot Washington in the Metropolitan.
The Islanders have held 10 of the last 12 opponents to 2 goals or less. Semyan Varlamov has gone 5-0-1 over the last 6 but he gave up 4 goals on 39 shots to Pittsburgh last time out.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Maple Leafs are 6-22 last 28 as an underdog
- Maple Leafs are 1-4 last 5 road games
- Islanders are 6-0 last 6 as a favorite
Free New York Islanders vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Prediction:
This seems like a game that Toronto just finds a way to pull out. Yes, everybody likes the Islanders here and for a reason with their great home record but there’s always value with Matthews and Tavares as a ‘dog.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Maple Leafs +105
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