Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 2/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+160) Maple Leafs (-200)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (8-2-1) host the Vancouver Canucks (6-8-0) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The Maple Leafs open this game at -200 while the Canucks are priced at +160. The total opens at 7.5.
The Canucks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 7-3 loss against the Maple Leafs in the last game they played. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 28.0% and their PDO rating was 91.1 for this matchup. They had a tally of 19 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 38.3%. The Corsi for the Canucks came in at 28 and the Corsi against was at 44 which means they had a Corsi rate of 38.9%. Vancouver recorded 11 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. The Canucks had an average offensive output in the defeat. For the game, they netted 3 of the 19 shots they tried.
Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 61 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have a total of 12 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have had 505 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .891. Vancouver has attempted 425 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.1%. At even strength, the Canucks have given up 40 goals while earning 37 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver has tallied 49 power play opportunities and they have tallied 8 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 16.33%. For the year, they have recorded 12 points and their points percentage comes in at .429. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have accounted for 47 goals (1st in the league) over the course of the season and have allowed 55.
The player between the pipes for this game is Braden Holtby. Opponents have notched 1,155 goals against Holtby in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. Holtby has been involved in 474 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .916 during his 27,191 minutes guarding the cage. He has an overall record of 285-125-46 and he started in 464 games. In his professional hockey career, Holtby has 268 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .578. Holtby has had 13,697 shots against him and he has 12,542 saves.
In their win over Vancouver, the Maple Leafs PDO at even strength was 109 and their percentage of oZS was 71.8%. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 61.7% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Canucks having a 23 Fenwick. The Maple Leafs recorded 7 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took. Toronto wrapped up this game with a 61.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Toronto had and it was an excellent showing for this outing.
Toronto has attempted 336 shots (8th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.90%, while allowing their opponents 295 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.61% on their oppositions 41 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 11.9%. They have a tally of 35 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 40.00%. The Maple Leafs have scored 26 goals at even strength and 14 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 32 goals to be scored by way of 21 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have tallied 40 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .773.
Across the ice you are likely to see Frederik Andersen patrolling the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has yielded 954 goals in total. Andersen's quality start rate sits at 57.5% and he has accumulated 211 quality starts in his career. He has started in 367 games and has played 21,716 minutes. Andersen has earned a lifetime record of 219-94-46 and has been in net for 378 games. He has compiled 10,391 stops out of 11,345 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+160)
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