Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-155) Canucks (+140)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (18-5-2) are headed to Rogers Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Vancouver Canucks (10-15-2). The Maple Leafs open this matchup at -155 while the Canucks are coming in at +140. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Maple Leafs will look for better times on the ice after their 3-1 defeat to the Canucks in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 49 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 46 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 51.6%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 65.5% and they had a PDO of 96.4 for this one. Toronto amassed 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Maple Leafs had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They recorded 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to gain puck control. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. While out there on the ice, they scored on 1 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have 73 power play tries (10th in pro hockey) and have a total of 15 goals in those chances. The Maple Leafs have had 715 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .917. Toronto has tried 745 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.8%. While playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs let the opposition score 44 goals while scoring 63 of their own. Toronto has accumulated 79 power play opportunities and they have notched 25 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 31.65%. For the current season, the have a total of 38 points and their points percentage sits at .760. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched 88 goals (1st in hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 59.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Frederik Andersen. Andersen has played in 386 games during his hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 225-95-47 and he has gotten the start in 375 games. The opposition has racked up 971 goals against Andersen in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.62. Andersen has had 11,584 shot attempts against him and he has 10,613 total saves. He has a save percentage of .916 in his 22,195 minutes guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Andersen has compiled 217 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .579.
In their win over Toronto, the Canucks had a PDO of 104 and their oZS percentage was 34.5%. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game and netted 1 on that attempt. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by tallying a Fenwick of 34 and the Maple Leafs having a 34 Fenwick. The Canucks tallied 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. Vancouver went home with a 48.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver had and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
For the year, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 76 goals, 22 points, as well as a points percentage of .407. They have granted a total of 91 goals to be scored by of a combination of 72 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks have 60 goals at even strength and 16 goals (15th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 87 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.39%. Vancouver has attempted 839 shots (2nd in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.06%, while allowing their opponents 886 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.81% on their opponents 99 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Braden Holtby patrolling the crease. He has recorded 12,680 saves out of 13,852 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .915. Holtby is sitting with a lifetime record of 286-128-47 and has been in net for 479 games. He has been a starter 469 games and has played 27,486 mins. Holtby's quality start percentage is 57.4% and he has earned 269 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has yielded 1,172 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+140)
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