Toronto Maple Leafs (14-6-1) vs. San Jose Sharks (10-8-1)
November 26, 2021 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks +138 / Toronto Maple Leafs -156; Over/Under: +6
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks meet Friday in NHL action at the SAP Center. The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads Toronto with 9 goals, Mitchell Marner has 11 assists and Auston Matthews has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell has given up 27 goals on 478 shots faced, and Petr Mrazek has allowed 7 goals on 57 shots.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose with 8 goals, Brent Burns has 11 assists and Timo Meirer has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Adin Hill has allowed 26 goals on 237 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 21 goals on 327 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 12-2 in their last 14 overall. The Sharks are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic and 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 overall. The Maple Leafs are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and 5-16 in the last 21 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are red-hot right now, the better team, and should be favored. However, the Sharks have been able to sprinkle wins here and there, and they’ve had a great deal of success over the Male Leafs in past years. It’s tough to bet against a team in such great form, but there’s some value with the Sharks at home and the plus money.