Toronto Maple Leafs vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 10/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-125) Hurricanes (-116)
PNC Arena is the venue where Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes (4-0-0) will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (2-3-1) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Maple Leafs coming in at -125 and the Hurricanes are at -116. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Maple Leafs were on the losing side of the ice with a 7-1 defeat against the Penguins their last time out. The Maple Leafs could have played much better offensively in this defeat. For the game, they finished 1 of the 29 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Toronto recorded 13 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 37 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 54.9%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.2%. They earned 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 44.4% and they had a PDO of 81.7 for this game.
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The Maple Leafs have had 176 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .892. When playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have conceded 16 goals while getting 9 of their own. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have tallied 21 power play tries (8th in the league) and have scored 3 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have scored 5 points and their points percentage sits at .417. Toronto has attempted 210 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 5.7%. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accumulated 12 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 19. Toronto has tallied 19 power play opportunities and they have notched 3 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 15.79%.
The man in goal for this game is Jack Campbell. For his career, Campbell has accounted for 45 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .556. His save percentage is .919 in his 4,994 mins in the crease. Campbell has seen 2,474 shots taken against him and has garnered 2,273 saves. The opposition has scored 201 goals versus Campbell in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.41. He has earned a record of 42-30-9 and he has gotten the start in 81 games. Campbell has participated in 90 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Carolina faced the Blue Jackets in a game where the Hurricanes got the win by a mark of 5-1. Their PDO at even strength was 109 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 72.2%. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and converted 3 goals out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Blue Jackets earning a 29 Fenwick at even strength. The Hurricanes scored 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Carolina wrapped up this game with a 48.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina had and they showed out in this one.
The Hurricanes have earned 12 goals at even strength and 6 goals (2nd in the league) while on the power play. Carolina has taken 139 shots (26th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 12.95%, while allowing the opposition 124 shots. For the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 18 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of 1.000. They have recorded 16 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 37.50%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 88.24% on the other teams 17 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 94.4%. They have permitted 7 goals to be scored by of a combination of 5 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are expected to see Frederik Andersen between the pipes. He has racked up 10,864 saves out of 11,867 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .915. Andersen is the owner of a career mark of 229-100-48 and has participated in 396 contests. He was named a starter in 384 contests and has accumulated 22,778 mins. Andersen's quality start rate sits at 57.0% and he has made 219 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,003 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-125)
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