Toronto Maple Leafs vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 12/4/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-107) Wild (-113)
Jack Campbell and the Toronto Maple Leafs (17-6-1) are headed to Xcel Energy Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Minnesota Wild (16-6-1). The moneyline on this game has the Maple Leafs coming in at -107 and the Wild are at -113. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Maple Leafs were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 8-3 victory against the Avalanche in their last game. The Maple Leafs had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. In the game, they earned a goal on 8 out of the 41 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Toronto accounted for 6 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs came in at 53 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 53 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 50.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 47 and the Fenwick against finished at 38, giving them a Fenwick rate of 55.3%. They accounted for 36 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 45.9% and they had a PDO of 112.8 for this game.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have tallied 64 power play opportunities (18th in pro hockey) and have come away with 9 goals in those attempts. The Maple Leafs have had 731 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .929. Toronto has attempted 819 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. At even strength, the Maple Leafs have conceded 43 goals while notching 59 on the offensive side of the ice. Toronto is sitting with 64 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 23.44%. For the year, they have recorded 35 points and their points percentage is sitting at .729. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have racked up 74 goals (8th in the league) for the year and have surrendered 52.
The man in net for this game is Jack Campbell. Campbell has been involved in 105 contests during his NHL career. He has compiled an overall mark of 53-34-9 and he started in 96 games. Opponents have racked up 228 goals against Campbell in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.33. Campbell has seen 2,935 shot attempts against him and has gathered 2,707 total saves. His save percentage sits at .922 for his 5,875 minutes between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Campbell has tallied 57 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .594.
In their last game, Minnesota went up against the Devils in a game where the Wild ended up with the victory by a final of 5-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest but didn't score a goal. The Wild scored 5 goals of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 108 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.1%. Minnesota wound up with a 57.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Minnesota played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 59.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 46 and the Devils having notched a 32 Fenwick.
The Wild have accumulated 76 goals at even strength and 10 goals (24th in the NHL) while on the power play. Minnesota has put up 780 shots (6th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.03%, while allowing the opposition 700 shots. On the season, the Minnesota Wild have accounted for 86 goals, 33 points, in addition to a points percentage of .717. They have earned 74 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.51%. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.05% on the other teams 78 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.4%. They have allowed 67 goals to be scored by of a combination of 53 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot in goal. He has a tally of 9,809 stops out of the 10,718 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .915. Talbot holds a career record of 181-135-30 and has been in goal for 364 contests. He has started in 350 games and his ice time sits at 20,875 minutes. Talbot's rate of quality starts sits at 52.9% and he has qualified for 185 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has surrendered 909 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-107)
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