Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+109) Maple Leafs (-120)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (11-2-1) play the Montreal Canadiens (8-4-2) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The Canadiens open this matchup at +109 while the Maple Leafs are priced at -120. The O/U is set at 6.
The Canadiens will look for better times on the ice after their 3-0 defeat against the Oilers in their last outing. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 43.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.7 in this game. They amassed 23 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 50 and the Fenwick against was 36, giving them a Fenwick rate of 58.1%. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 63 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.8%. Montreal accrued 6 penalty minutes in this outing. They also had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to net one. The Canadiens had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. For the outing, they went scoreless on the 38 shots they launched.
The Canadiens have had 403 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. When at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 24 goals while earning 33 on offense. Montreal Canadiens opponents have 59 power play tries (2nd in the NHL) and have come away with 12 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .643. Montreal has tried 487 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.3%. With regard to their scoring, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 50 goals (3rd in pro hockey) for the season and have conceded 37. Montreal has compiled 48 power play opportunities and they have added 10 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.83%.
The player in the crease for this game is Carey Price. Over the course of his time in hockey, Price has compiled 389 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .574. His save percentage currently is .917 in his 40,714 mins played. Price has had 20,473 shots against him and has amassed 18,778 saves. Opponents have racked up 1,695 goals against Price in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.50. He has an overall mark of 352-252-76 and was named the starter in 678 games. Price has been involved in 690 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, Toronto played the Canadiens in a matchup where the Maple Leafs earned a victory by a tally of 4-2. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Maple Leafs tallied 4 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 114 and their percentage of oZS was 46.1%. Toronto had a 41.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Toronto played and they looked like the better team in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.6% by compiling a Fenwick of 29 and the Canadiens having a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
Over the course of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting with 52 goals, 23 points, and a points percentage of .821. They have permitted 36 goals to be scored by way of 23 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. The Maple Leafs have scored 37 goals at even strength and 15 goals (2nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 43 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 34.88%. Toronto has put up 410 shots (8th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 12.68%, while allowing the other team 390 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.92% on their oppositions 52 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 12.7%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Frederik Andersen protecting the net. Andersen is sitting with a career mark of 222-94-46 and has played in 381 games. Andersen's quality start percentage sits at 57.6% and he has 213 quality starts in his hockey career. He has a tally of 10,482 saves out of the 11,440 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .916. Teams are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has given up 958 goals overall. He has started in 370 games and has played 21,896 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (+109)
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