Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knights Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19

The Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-0) face the Vegas Golden Knights (6-7-1) on Tuesday evening at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-0) face the Vegas Golden Knights (6-7-1) on Tuesday evening at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Maple Leafs come into this game with their confidence boosted by a comprehensive 5-0 win on the road at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday evening. That followed a couple of losses on home-ice, where all five of the Maple Leafs losses this season have taken place. They will see the game against the Golden Knights, not a great road team, as a big opportunity to address that.

The Maple Leafs have a Goals per Game average of 3.40, which currently places them 7th in the overall NHL rankings for the season. Defensively they’ve allowed 2.80 Goals per Game, which leaves them 11th.

The Golden Knights have, perhaps not unexpectedly, struggled to match last season’s remarkable heights, when they upset all the pundits predictions in reaching the Stanley Cup Final as a new franchise. However, they did secure a confidence-boosting 3-0 win on home-ice against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

A Goals per Game average of just 2.30 leaves the Golden Knights a lowly 30th in the overall rankings and is a key factor with their struggles to match last season’s achievements. They are strong defensively though, allowing just 2.70 Goals per Game to leave them 8th overall in the rankings.

The NHL Money Line betting odds clearly favour the Maple Leafs in this game and, even without their injured star player Auston Matthews, they are the tips to claim the points and return to winning ways on home-ice.

Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs @ -140 (William Hill)