Toronto vs San Jose: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Thursday November 15th, 10:30 pm Eastern Time
The Toronto Maple Leafs continue their trip of California with a mouth-watering contest against the Sharks in San Jose
The Toronto Maple Leafs lost on the road for the first time this season on Saturday night in Boston. Toronto were given a 5-1 beating, but could be forgiven for the poor result considering it was the second half of a back-to-back that saw them thump the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Unlike on Saturday, the game against the Sharks will be their first game of a back-to-back and an opportunity to pick up two crucial points. Frederik Andersen should get the start in net and they will have adjusted to the 3-hour time change when they take the ice at the SAP Center.
San Jose has had no issue finding the back of the net with six different players – Brent Burns, Timo Meier, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc – putting up at least 10 points through their opening 17 games of the campaign. They have had a problem keeping the puck out of their net though, with only two teams in the Western Conference conceding more than the Sharks after 17 games.
San Jose have lost two of their first seven games at home though and could are not a walk in the park by any stretch of the imagination. But they haven’t looked like the Stanley Cup favourites that many believe they are and the Sharks will need to be at their best to get the job done against the Maple Leafs.
Toronto Maple Leafs to win
It will not be an easy game for the visitors, but they will like their chances against a struggling Sharks side. Toronto will also do everything they can to ensure they come away with two points given they travel to Anaheim to play the Ducks on Friday.
With two rather high-scoring teams in action, we could be in for a real treat at the SAP Center, especially given San Jose’s abysmal defensive record.
Head to Head
Toronto and San Jose split the season series last year, each winning one game on home ice 3-2. The Maple Leafs’ win came in a shoot-out though, with the Sharks still picking up a point.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 8-9 ATS after their opening 17 games.
San Jose are 4-13 ATS after their first 17 games.
The Sharks have hit the over 10 times in their first 17 games.
The Maple Leafs have hit the over just 5 times through their first 17 games of the season.
Toronto have lost just one of their first seven games away from Scotiabank Arena.