Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-128) Canucks (+108)
Rogers Arena is the venue where Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (16-18-3) will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (28-12-4) on Saturday. The Maple Leafs open this matchup at -128 while the Canucks are coming in at +108. The total opens at 6.
The Maple Leafs will look for better times on the ice after their 5-2 loss against the Jets their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 47.6% and they had a PDO of 92.2 for this one. They garnered 21 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 16 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 24, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 61.3%. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 51 and the Corsi against was at 36 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 58.6%. Toronto compiled 8 mins in the box for this matchup. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. The Maple Leafs didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 33 shots they attempted.
The Maple Leafs have had 1,247 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. While playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have surrendered 89 goals while having 117 on offense. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have 116 power play tries (25th in pro hockey) and have racked up 28 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have scored 60 points and their points percentage is .682. Toronto has taken 1,360 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned 144 goals (4th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 117. Toronto skates onto the rink with 124 power play opportunities and they have scored 27 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 21.77%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jack Campbell. Campbell has been involved in 77 games during his hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 34-29-6 and he has started in 69 games. The opposition has been able to score 178 goals against Campbell in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.51. Campbell has had 2,151 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,973 total saves. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 4,248 minutes between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Campbell has accounted for 37 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .536.
Their last time out, Vancouver played the Jets in a matchup where the Canucks ended up taking the loss by a score of 5-1. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 53.8%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 58.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Jets having accrued a 30 Fenwick. The Canucks recorded 1 goal out of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. Vancouver wound up with a 61.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
For the season, the Vancouver Canucks have 97 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .473. They have granted a total of 119 goals to be scored by way of 92 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks are sitting with 76 goals at even strength and 21 goals (26th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 106 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.81%. Vancouver has tried 1,115 shots (31st in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the opposition 1,249 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.57% on their oppositions 126 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Thatcher Demko in the crease. Demko has a career mark of 30-25-4 and has been in net for 62 games. Demko's quality start rate sits at 59.3% and he has 35 quality starting assignments in his career. He has racked up 1,800 stops out of the 1,976 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .911. Opponents are averaging 2.92 goals per game and he has relinquished 176 goals overall. He has been a starter 59 games and his ice time sits at 3,619 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-128)
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