Senators vs Maple Leafs Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/7

Senators vs Maple Leafs Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/7

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Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators - NHL Showdown

Introduction

Get ready for an electrifying encounter as the Toronto Maple Leafs clash with the Ottawa Senators. This preview provides a comprehensive analysis, including player stats, recent performances, and a prediction for the game set to take place on December 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs, currently fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 12-6-4 record, face off against the Ottawa Senators, currently eighth in the division with a 10-10-0 record.

Goaltender Duel:

Maple Leafs' goaltenders Joseph Woll and Ilya Samsonov have stats of 2.82 GA/G and .915 SV%, and 3.58 GA/G and .878 SV%, respectively. Senators' goaltenders Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg boast 3.41 GA/G and .897 SV%, and 2.91 GA/G and .891 SV%, respectively.

 

Game Information

The game will be held at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, on December 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM. The Maple Leafs are favored with a -130 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include William Nylander for the Maple Leafs and Tim Stutzle for the Senators. Nylander leads with 29 points and 12 goals, while Stutzle showcases 24 points and 5 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Maple Leafs are missing defenseman John Klingberg, while Ilya Samsonov is listed as day-to-day. The Senators are without defenseman Thomas Chabot.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Toronto Maple Leafs 3.27 3.32 32.2 32.6 220 16 24.2 15 79.2 1 0
Ottawa Senators 3.45 3.25 32.6 30.6 284 15 17.6 18 73.5 1 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Toronto Maple Leafs

Recent results include a 4-3 OT loss to Boston (12/2) and a 4-3 shootout win against Seattle (11/30).

Ottawa Senators

The Senators have been in good form, winning two out of their last five games, including a 6-2 victory against the NY Rangers (12/5).

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and the recent scoring trends, we predict that the game between the Maple Leafs and Senators will be high-scoring. Both teams have demonstrated their ability to find the back of the net, and with an over/under set at 6.5, we believe they will surpass this mark.

Expect an entertaining game with plenty of scoring opportunities, making the over of 6.5 goals a favorable pick for this matchup.

 

Pick: Over 6.5 Goals

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