Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (7-6-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (8-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, TSNT
The Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Tuesday night in NHL action at the Air Canada Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes hope to remain red hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Victor Rask leads Carolina with eight goals, Jeff Skinner has eight assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 91.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Ward has given up 31 goals on 368 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 15 goals on 104 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have won five straight games when allowing two or less goals.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs also look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Toronto with eight goals, Mitch Marner has nine assists and Nazem Kadri has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 48 goals on 523 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has allowed 11 goals on 82 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last 12 games.
The Hurricanes are 9-26 in their last 35 vs. Atlantic and 30-61 in their last 91 road games. The Maple Leafs are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 48-103 in their last 151 overall. The Hurricanes are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and the under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
Both teams are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now and the Hurricanes have had the Maple Leaf's number over the years. However, the Hurricanes aren't the best team in the world when it comes to winning on the road and are just 2-3-4 on the road this season. You have to like the Maple Leafs on their home ice.