Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 1/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
TV: NHL Center Ice
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+120) Maple Leafs (-140)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday. The Canadiens open this matchup at +120 while the Maple Leafs are priced at -140. The total is set at 6.5.
The Canadiens had a rough game after their 3 - 2 loss to the Flyers in their last contest of last season. The Canadiens offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For the game, they netted 2 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts and netted 1 goal out of those chances. Montreal earned a total of 8 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 63 and the Corsi against was 26 giving them a Corsi percentage of 70.8%. Their Fenwick was 44 while the Fenwick against was 21, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 67.7%. They earned 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 19.4% and they had a PDO of 78.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers racked up 17 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 4 power play opportunities.
The man in goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and played a total of 3,440 minutes in net last season. Price allowed an average of 2.79 goals per game which put him at 17th in the Eastern Conference and 34th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he surrendered 160 goals. He earned a save % of .909 which put him at 18th in the Eastern Conference. Montreal scored a total of 208 goals which put them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential was -12, which was good for 24th in the NHL. The Canadiens earned a total of 71 pts, which put them at 24th in the NHL and 12th in the East. in respect to shots toward the net, they earned a total of 2,422 which put them at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a unit, Montreal collected a total of 1,762 hits which means they had an average of 24.8 per game. They earned a total of 797 blocks for this season.
The Maple Leafs opposed the Blue Jackets in a game where the Maple Leafs went home in defeat by a final of 3 - 0. Toronto wound up with a 56.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 54 and they conceded a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 59.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 40 and the Blue Jackets earning a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Toronto had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 85.7 and their percentage of oZS was 26.9%. The Maple Leafs converted 0 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for their opponent, the Blue Jackets had 2 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Toronto gave up 22 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets earned a total of 2 penalty mins.
In goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who had a marginal year by surrendering 2.85 goals per game and that had him 18th in the Eastern Conference and 37th among goalies in the NHL. In the 3,007 minutes he was on the ice last year, he gave up 143 goals. His save % was .909, which placed him at 17th in the Eastern Conference and 36th among goalies in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, Toronto was 7th in the East and 9th in the league with +15. They earned a total of 237 goals for this year which had them sitting at 2nd in the conference. Toronto had a team save % of .901 which had them ranked 18th in the league, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They shot 10.3% ranking them 5th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-140)
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