San Jose vs Toronto: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Wednesday November 28th, 7:30 pm ET
The San Jose Sharks continue their tour of the East coast on Wednesday night with a visit to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
San Jose were given an absolute beating on Saturday night at the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. They lost 6-0 and looked far from the team that most expect to finish atop the Pacific Division. Much like on that disappointing night, the Sharks will enter Scotiabank Arena to play the second half of a back-to-back which means we will likely see backup goalie Aaron Dell in net for the visitors.
Dell gave up six goals on 42 shots but cannot solely be blamed for the loss. San Jose looked lacklustre and unmotivated. They take on the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night before heading to Toronto and could be in for another brutal loss if they aren’t careful. The Maple Leafs are currently one of the hottest teams in the league and will have the luxury of being off Tuesday night.
Most of the talk surrounding Toronto these days revolves around a youngster that isn’t even signed to the team- William Nylander. He remains out of the line-up and the Maple Leafs have until December 1st to sign the winger before he becomes ineligible to play for the rest of the season. The Maple Leafs are desperate to get a deal done but even if they do, the Swede will certainly not be in action on Wednesday evening.
While Toronto initially struggled in their own building, they have been much better at home in recent weeks and now have seven wins in their first 12 games at Scotiabank Arena. Backup goalie Garret Sparks picked up shutout on Saturday evening, but expect to see starter Frederik Andersen back in net on Wednesday. It should be an intense affair between two very good hockey teams, but the home side should pick up two points against a likely tired Sharks side. Score Prediction: Toronto 4-2.
With Aaron Dell probably getting the start on Wednesday, Toronto should have little issue finding the back of the net.
- Toronto to win
San Jose proved on Saturday that they aren’t the greatest in back-to-back situations and could be in for a long night in Toronto. Take the home side to pick up two points.
Head to Head
Toronto earned a big win against the Sharks earlier this month in San Jose, winning 5-3. They split the season series last year, each winning one game on home ice.
- Toronto is 12-12 ATS after their first 24 games of the season.
- Toronto has hit the over just eight times after their first 24 games of the season.
- Toronto is 5-7 ATS at home after their first 12 games at Scotiabank Arena this season.
- San Jose is 7-17 ATS after their first 24 games of the season.
- San Jose is 2-9 ATS after their first 11 road games this season.
- San Jose has hit the over 14 times after their first 24 games of the season.