Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 10/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-145) Blackhawks (+131)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks host the Toronto Maple Leafs at United Center on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs open this matchup at -145 while the Blackhawks are priced at +131. The total opens at 6.
The Maple Leafs will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes their last time out. The Maple Leafs had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. In the outing, they netted 1 of the 25 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Toronto recorded 6 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs came in at 48 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 52 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 48.0%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 44, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 43.6%. They recorded 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 58.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 92.2 for this game.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have 24 power play tries (4th in pro hockey) and have scored 3 goals in those chances. The Maple Leafs have had 212 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .892. Toronto has tried 235 shots and has a shooting percentage of 5.5%. When playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed the opponent to score 20 goals while notching 10 as an offensive unit. Toronto has tallied 22 power play opportunities and they have tallied 3 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 13.64%. For the current season, they have tallied 5 points and their points percentage sits at .357. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched 13 goals (25th in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 23.
The man in net for this game is Jack Campbell. Over the course of his career, Campbell has accrued 46 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .554. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 5,092 minutes on the ice. Campbell has had 2,530 shots taken against him and has gathered 2,321 total saves. Opponents have notched 209 goals versus Campbell in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.46. He has amassed an overall record of 42-32-9 and he started in 83 games. Campbell has been in goal for 92 matchups throughout his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Chicago faced the Red Wings in a game where the Blackhawks took the loss by a mark of 6-3. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup and converted 1 goal out of those chances. The Blackhawks recorded 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 62.0%. Chicago earned a 47.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago had and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a Fenwick percentage of 43.5% by compiling a Fenwick of 27 and the Red Wings having racked up a 35 Fenwick at even strength.
Chicago has taken 186 shots (11th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 6.45%, while allowing the other team 182 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 90.91% on their oppositions 22 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 85.2%. They have a total of 22 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 27.27%. The Blackhawks have accumulated 6 goals at even strength and 6 goals (6th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 27 goals to be scored by way of 25 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 12 goals, 1 point, and a points percentage of .083.
Across the rink you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. Fleury has earned a lifetime record of 492-280-82 and has been in net for 887 contests. Fleury's quality start rate sits at 55.1% and he has made 403 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 22,921 saves out of 25,108 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has surrendered 2,187 goals in total. He has made the start in 731 contests and has played 51,292 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-145)
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