Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 1/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+208) Maple Leafs (-257)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (20-8-2) host the Ottawa Senators (9-17-2) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Senators at +208 while the Maple Leafs are opening at -257. The total is 7.
The Ottawa Senators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 loss against the Flyers in their previous game. Ottawa accumulated 9 minutes in the box in this contest. They also had 1 power play chance but didn't convert it into a score. The Senators had a middle of the road offensive outing in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 31 shots they tried.
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Ottawa Senators opponents have totaled 90 power play tries (15th in the league) and have come away with 20 goals in those chances. The Senators have had 943 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .893. Ottawa has taken 805 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. When at even strength, the Senators have allowed 81 goals while getting 60 on the offensive side of the ice. Ottawa has compiled 91 power play chances and they have added 18 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 19.78%. For the current campaign, they sit with 20 points and their points percentage is sitting at .357. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 78 goals (27th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have surrendered 101.
The player in the crease for this game is Matt Murray. Over the course of his career, Murray has accounted for 117 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .522. His save percentage is at .911 in his 13,119 mins guarding the cage. Murray has seen 6,788 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 6,185 total saves. The opposition has racked up 603 goals versus Murray in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.76. He has an overall mark of 127-71-20 and he was named the starter in 224 games. Murray has participated in 232 games during his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Toronto played the Oilers in a game where the Maple Leafs notched a win by a final score of 5-1. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest and converted 1 goal out of those tries. The Maple Leafs scored 5 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried.
Toronto has attempted 1,025 shots (9th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.56%, while allowing the opposition 942 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.14% on their opponents 84 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 92.0%. They have earned 85 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 30.59%. The Maple Leafs have tallied 72 goals at even strength and 26 goals (3rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 75 goals to be scored by of a combination of 60 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned a total of 98 goals, 42 points, and a points percentage of .700.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jack Campbell defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.35 goals/game and he has yielded 240 goals altogether. Campbell's quality start rate sits at 59.0% and he has 59 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 100 games and has racked up 6,118 minutes. Campbell is sitting with a career mark of 55-35-10 and has been in net for 109 games. He has recorded 2,829 stops out of 3,069 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .922.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (-257)
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