Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-275) Canucks (+235)
Rogers Arena is the venue where Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (17-18-3) will play the Toronto Maple Leafs (28-12-5) on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Maple Leafs coming in at -275 and the Canucks are at +235. The total is set at 6.
The Maple Leafs will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat to the Canucks in their last game. The Maple Leafs could have played much better offensively in this loss. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 39 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. Toronto recorded 19 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 59 and the Corsi against was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 62.1%. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against finished at 23, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 65.2%. They had a tally of 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 16 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 54.5% and their PDO rating was 85.6 for this game.
Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have amassed 117 power play opportunities (27th in hockey) and have a total of 28 goals in those chances. The Maple Leafs have had 1,271 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. Toronto has attempted 1,399 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. When playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have given up 92 goals while having 118 themselves. Toronto comes into the game with 128 power play chances and they have tallied 28 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 21.88%. For the current season, they have scored 61 points and their points % is .678. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have racked up 146 goals (7th in the league) over the course of the season and have surrendered 120.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jack Campbell. In his professional hockey career, Campbell has accrued 37 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .529. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 4,309 minutes in the crease. Campbell has seen 2,175 shots taken against him and he has 1,994 total saves. Opponents have racked up 181 goals against Campbell in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.52. He has earned a record of 34-29-7 and he was named the starter in 70 games. Campbell has been in net for 78 games throughout his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Vancouver faced the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Canucks ended up with the win by a final of 3-2. Vancouver earned a 37.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vancouver had and we'd say they played an average game. Their Fenwick percentage was 34.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 23 and the Maple Leafs finishing with a 43 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 114 and their percentage of oZS was 45.5%. The Canucks scored 3 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
On the campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 100 goals, 37 points, in addition to a points percentage of .487. They have granted a total of 121 goals to be scored by of a combination of 93 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks are sitting with 79 goals at even strength and 21 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 107 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 19.63%. Vancouver has taken 1,139 shots (31st in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.78%, while allowing their opponents 1,288 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.46% on the other teams 130 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.6%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Thatcher Demko in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.92 goals per contest and he has allowed 176 goals altogether. Demko's rate of quality starts comes out to 59.3% and he has accumulated 35 quality starting assignments in his career. He has started in 59 games and has been on the ice for 3,619 mins. Demko has a career mark of 30-25-4 and has played in 62 contests. He has gathered 1,800 stops out of 1,976 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (-275)
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