Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 2/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+165) Maple Leafs (-190)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (6-9-0) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-2-1). The Maple Leafs open this game at -190 while the Canucks are priced at +165. The total is set at 6.5.
The Canucks will look for better times on the ice after their 5-1 loss against the Maple Leafs in their previous outing. The Canucks offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 of the 28 shots they launched. In addition, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. Vancouver amassed 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks was sitting at 36 and the Corsi against was 44 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 45.0%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 38, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 42.4%. They tallied 18 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them were at 33.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 84.0 for this matchup.
The Canucks have had 536 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .888. At even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 44 goals while earning 37 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 65 power play tries (1st in hockey) and have scored 13 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have scored 12 points and their points % is .400. Vancouver has tried 453 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. When discussing their scoring, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 48 goals (2nd in the NHL) this year and have allowed 60. Vancouver has accounted for 53 power play opportunities and they have scored 9 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 16.98%.
The man in net for this game is Braden Holtby. Holtby has taken the ice for 475 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 285-126-46 and he has gotten the start in 465 games. The opposition has been able to score 1,160 goals versus Holtby in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Holtby has had 13,728 shots against him and he has 12,568 total saves. His save percentage is at .916 for his 27,251 mins guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Holtby has 268 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .576.
In their win over Vancouver, the Maple Leafs PDO was 116 and their percentage of oZS was 68.0%. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup and recorded 1 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 38 and the Canucks ending the game with a 28 Fenwick. The Maple Leafs tallied 5 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Toronto went home with a 55.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Toronto played and they looked good in this game.
The Maple Leafs have accumulated 30 goals at even strength and 15 goals (1st in the league) while on the power play. Toronto has taken 367 shots (6th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 12.26%, while allowing the other team 323 shots. On the campaign, the Toronto Maple Leafs have 45 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .792. They have earned 39 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 38.46%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.56% on their oppositions 45 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 12.3%. They have allowed 33 goals to be scored by way of 21 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Frederik Andersen in the crease. He has gathered 10,418 saves out of 11,373 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .916. Andersen has accumulated a career record of 220-94-46 and has been in goal for 379 games. He has started in 368 games and has accumulated 21,776 mins. Andersen's quality start rate comes out to 57.3% and he has accumulated 211 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has allowed 955 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-190) and under 6.5 goals
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