Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 12/11/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+175) Maple Leafs (-215)
Jack Campbell and the Toronto Maple Leafs (18-8-2) play the Chicago Blackhawks (10-14-2) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Blackhawks priced at +175 and the Maple Leafs are at -215. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Chicago Blackhawks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-0 win against the Canadiens their last time out. The Blackhawks didn't have their best offensive outing in the win. For the matchup, they scored on 2 of the 25 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage and scored 1 goal. Chicago had 4 minutes in the box in this outing.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 71 power play tries (22nd in professional hockey) and have a total of 13 goals in those chances. The Blackhawks have had 812 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .900. Chicago has attempted 721 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.6%. While playing at even strength, the Blackhawks let the opposition score 68 goals while earning 41 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago has 79 power play chances and they have notched 14 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 17.72%. For the year, they have racked up 22 points and their points percentage is sitting at .423. When discussing scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 55 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have allowed 81.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kevin Lankinen. Lankinen has taken the ice for 46 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a win-loss mark of 19-18-7 and he started in 45 games. Opponents have notched 137 goals versus Lankinen in his career and his goals against average is 3.04. Lankinen has seen 1,458 shots against him and has garnered 1,321 total saves. He has a save percentage of .906 during his 2,701 minutes played. For his professional hockey career, Lankinen has accumulated 22 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .489.
Their last time out, Toronto faced off against the Lightning in a game where the Maple Leafs took the loss by a final score of 5-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup and converted 2 goals out of those chances. The Maple Leafs scored 3 goals of the 38 shots on goal they took.
The Maple Leafs have accumulated 65 goals at even strength and 23 goals (2nd in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Toronto has put up 974 shots (1st in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.03%, while allowing the opposition 871 shots. This season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a total of 88 goals, 38 points, as well as a points percentage of .679. They have recorded 79 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 29.11%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.01% on their oppositions 79 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 92.0%. They have permitted 70 goals to be scored by of a combination of 55 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jack Campbell defending the net. Campbell is sitting with a career mark of 54-35-10 and has been in goal for 108 contests. Campbell's quality start rate is 58.6% and he has made 58 quality starts in his hockey career. He has compiled 2,794 saves out of the 3,033 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .921. His opposition is averaging 2.37 goals per game and he has conceded 239 goals overall. He was named a starter in 99 games and his ice time sits at 6,058 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+175)
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