Carolina Hurricanes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 11/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (6-9-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (6-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes / Toronto Maple Leafs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNONT, FSS
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes meet Friday night at the PNC Arena.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hope for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power plays. Joffrey Lupul leads Toronto with seven goals, Tyler Bozak has nine assists and James van Riemsdyk has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 26 goals on 369 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 23 goals on 218 shots. Reimer has allowed four goals in his last three games. Nick Spaling is questionable with an upper-body injury.
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The Carolina Hurricanes need a win badly after losing six of their last seven games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 13.1 percent of their power plays. Justin Faulk leads Carolina with six goals, Eric Staal has eight assists and Victor Rask has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward is allowing 34 goals on 332 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 15 goals on 108 shots. Ward has allowed nine goals in his last three games. Ryan Murphy is questionable with a concussion.
The Maple Leafs are 11-47 in their last 58 road games and 17-36 in their last 53 Friday games. The Hurricanes are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Maple Leafs are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Carolina and 7-19 in the last 26 meetings overall.
If Carolina is going to use a game to get back on track, it's going to be against a Toronto team its owned over the years. Not to mention the Maple Leafs are awful on the road. I'll side with the home team to pick up a big and much needed victory.