Vegas vs Toronto: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Tuesday November 6th, 7:00 pm Eastern Time
The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Vegas Golden Knights in a midweek battle as they look to improve on their poor home record.
Toronto will still be without young centre Auston Matthews who remains out injured with an upper-body injury, when the Vegas Golden Knights come to town on Tuesday evening. While they do possess plenty of depth up top, William Nylander is still without a contract and as a result the Maple Leafs will be without two of their top six forwards.
Kasperi Kapanen has benefited most from Nylander’s absence, stepping up on the top line and delivering for his club. However, he was playing alongside Matthews and is now forced into a difficult situation without the American. It’ll be worth keeping an eye on how the squad adapts to life without the 21-year-old superstar, but John Tavares and Nazim Kadri will undoubtedly be tasked to help fill the void.
Even with the difficulties Toronto are encountering at the moment, they will like their chances against a Vegas side who hasn’t been the best team on the road to start the season. They have already lost four of their first six games away from T-Mobile Arena, and have not looked like the team that nearly lifted the league’s most prestigious prize last season.
They have just one player – Jonathan Marchessault – with more than 10 points after their opening 12 games. They will need to get help from their entire squad if they have any chance of leaving Scotiabank Arena with two points. They will have Marc-Andre Fleury starting in net who has managed to remain healthy thus far, coming off a season where he only played 46 games.
- Toronto Maple Leafs to win in regulation
Vegas was a much better team at home than on the road last season and that is proving to be the case again this year. While Toronto hasn’t looked great at the Scotiabank Arena early in the campaign, they should scrape out a win on Tuesday night.
- Under 6 goals
After starting off the season firing on all cylinders, Toronto has lacked some firepower in recent games. With Fleury in net for Vegas, it could be a rather quiet night in Toronto.
Head to Head
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Vegas Golden Knights split the season series last year, each winning one game on home ice.
- His career points per game average of 1.31 in October is the highest such total among active NHL players. He has 25 goals and 17 assists in 32 games played in October.
- Vegas has the second worst goal differential in the Western Conference after 12 games.
- Only the Pittsburgh Penguins have scored more goals than the Toronto Maple Leafs after 12 games.