Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 4/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+131) Maple Leafs (-145)
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Michael Hutchinson and the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-10-3) will play the Montreal Canadiens (17-9-9) on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs open this game at -145 while the Canadiens are coming in at +131. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Canadiens will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 win over the Oilers their last time out. The Canadiens offense didn't overly impress in the win. In the game, they converted 3 of the 32 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. Montreal recorded 4 minutes in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 54 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 34 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 61.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.6%. They accumulated 29 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 61.8% and their PDO was 104.1 for this game.
Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 113 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 93. For the current campaign, they have recorded 43 points and their points percentage is .614. Montreal is sitting with 98 power play chances and they have notched 21 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 21.43%. When playing at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed 65 goals while scoring 92 on the offensive side of the ice. Montreal has tried 1,168 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Canadiens have had 989 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Montreal Canadiens opponents have amassed 117 power play tries (13th in pro hockey) and have racked up 28 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Carey Price. During his career on the ice, Price has earned 398 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .574. His save percentage is .917 for his 41,627 mins between the pipes. Price has had 20,890 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 19,156 total saves. Opponents have racked up 1,734 goals against Price in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.50. He has earned a mark of 360-256-79 and he was named the starter in 693 games. Price has been involved in 705 contests during his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Toronto played the Flames in an outing where the Maple Leafs took home the win by a score of 5-3. They had 4 power play chances in this contest and converted 1 out of those chances. The Maple Leafs notched 5 goals of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 109 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 56.0%. Toronto earned a 47.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Toronto had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 48.6% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Flames having accrued a 38 Fenwick.
Toronto has attempted 1,206 shots (4th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.70%, while allowing their opponents 1,104 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.10% on the other teams 105 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.1%. They have earned 113 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 23.89%. The Maple Leafs have accumulated 102 goals at even strength and 27 goals (10th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 98 goals to be scored by way of 75 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accounted for 129 goals, 55 points, as well as a points percentage of .705.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Michael Hutchinson protecting the net. He is sitting with 3,201 stops out of the 3,533 shots taken, giving him a rate of .906. Hutchinson has a career record of 55-54-15 and has played in 135 contests. He has made the start in 115 games and has played 7,179 mins. Hutchinson's quality start rate sits at 45.2% and he has 52 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.77 goals/game and he has relinquished 332 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-145)
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