Planning on watching today’s Golden Knights and Maple Leafs game? Catch the action at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, as the Maple Leafs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Maple Leafs are favored by -1.5 vs. the Golden Knights in a non-conference matchup.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS:

  • The Maple Leafs enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Maple Leafs on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Golden Knights (+1.5)

Is a Road Win Possible for the Golden Knights?

On the season, the Golden Knights have gone 32-19-7, which has them in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 5th in the Western Conference. In their last 10 games, Vegas has gone just 4-6, and they have lost three straight games. On the road, the Golden Knights have gone 13-10-5, and they have gone 11-7 against other Pacific Division teams.

When playing as the underdog, Vegas has gone 12-7-3 this season, and they have been the underdog in 22 of their 58 games. Against other Western Conference teams, the Golden Knights have gone 21-13 this season. This year, Vegas has been the favorite in 36 of their games, and they have gone 20-12-4 in those games.

On the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 14-14 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin per game is at +.4 goals per game. So far, Vegas has been the underdog in 22 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 16-6.

So far, the Golden Knights have 19 wins by multiple goals, and their puck line record for the season is at 29-29. In their last ten road games, Vegas has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

On average, Vegas’ games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 27-31-0.

Vegas has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. The Vegas offense is ranked 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 11th in the NHL.

Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 30 goals, placing him 14th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

Defensively, the Maple Leafs come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Toronto. For the season, they are ranked 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Adin Hill gets the start and has made 23 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-5, and his save percentage is 0.626%.

Will Toronto Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

At 74 points, the Maple Leafs are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Toronto has a record of 33-16-8, including a mark of 15-10-2 at home. The Maple Leafs come into tonight’s game having won seven straight games and are 8-2 in their last ten contests.

For the season, Toronto has been favored in 47 of their 57 games and has gone 28-12-7 in those games. The Maple Leafs have won six straight games when they have been favored.

At home, the Maple Leafs have a puck line record of 9-18, and their average scoring margin is +.6 goals per game. So far, Toronto has gone 21-36 against the puck line this season, and they have 18 losses by just one goal. In their last ten home games, the Leafs have a puck line mark of 4-6.

As the favorite, Toronto’s puck line record is 14-33, and they have 18 multiple-goal wins on the year. Over their last five games, the Maple Leafs have a puck line record of 5-0, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.7 goals per contest.

This season, Toronto’s games have an average of 6.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Maple Leafs come in with an over/under performance of 31-24-2.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Vegas has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Maple Leafs come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 6th position in the league. Toronto’s offense is currently ranked 6th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the league.

The leading scorer for Toronto’s offense is Auston Matthews. Coming into the game he has 52 goals, ranking 1st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 25 assists so far.

Defensively, the Maple Leafs come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Toronto. For the season, they are ranked 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vegas, goalie Ilya Samsonov has started 26 games in this season. His current record is 14-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.607%.