Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 11/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+175) Maple Leafs (-220)
Jack Campbell and the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. The Maple Leafs open this game at -220 while the Kings are coming in at +175. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory against the Devils their last time on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 42.3% and their PDO was 99.6 in this one. They accumulated 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 14 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.0%. The Corsi for the Kings was 42 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 43 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 49.4%. Los Angeles accounted for 12 penalty minutes in this game. Additionally, they had 6 power play tries and were able to notch 1 goal. The Kings offense didn't overly impress in this victory. For the game, they converted 3 out of the 29 shots they attempted.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 31 power play opportunities (21st in pro hockey) and have tallied 9 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 325 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .905. Los Angeles has taken 386 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.5%. While at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 22 goals while having 20 of their own. Los Angeles has tallied 44 power play chances and they have notched 9 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 20.45%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 11 points and their points percentage sits at .500. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 29 goals (22nd in the National Hockey League) for the year and have given up 31.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Calvin Petersen. Opponents have racked up 158 goals against Petersen in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.83. Petersen has played in 58 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .914 in his 3,353 mins guarding the cage. He has earned an overall record of 21-27-6 and he has started in 54 games. In his professional hockey career, Petersen has accumulated 30 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .556. Petersen has had 1,843 shots taken against him and has gathered 1,685 total saves.
Their last time out, Toronto faced off against the Bruins in an outing where the Maple Leafs ended up with the victory by a final score of 5-2. Toronto wrapped up this game with a 38.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Toronto played and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 38.1% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Bruins ending the game with a 52 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 108 and their percentage of oZS was 50.0%. The Maple Leafs converted 5 goals of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this one and netted 2 goals out of those tries.
Toronto has taken 416 shots (1st in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.69%, while allowing the opposition 367 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 83.78% on their opponents 37 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.3%. They have a tally of 35 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.86%. The Maple Leafs have 24 goals at even strength and 8 goals (11th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 32 goals to be scored by way of 26 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned a total of 32 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .625.
Across the ice you will find Jack Campbell in net. He has recorded 2,398 stops out of the 2,610 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .919. Campbell is the owner of a lifetime mark of 45-32-9 and has participated in 95 contests. He has started in 86 contests and has been on the ice for 5,275 mins. Campbell's percentage of quality starts is 54.7% and he has accumulated 47 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per contest and he has relinquished 212 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+175)
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