Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 3/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+275) Maple Leafs (-350)
Scotiabank Arena is the location where the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-14-4) will go up against the Buffalo Sabres (16-30-8) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has Buffalo at +275 while Toronto opens at -350. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Buffalo Sabres will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 defeat against the Stars in their previous outing. Buffalo compiled 2 penalty minutes in this outing. They also had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. The Sabres had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 40 shots they put on goal.
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The Sabres have had 1,854 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. While playing at even strength, the Sabres let the opposition score 160 goals while notching 113 of their own. Buffalo Sabres opponents have totaled 145 power play tries (26th in hockey) and have scored 34 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 40 points and their points percentage is .370. Buffalo has taken 1,606 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. In reference to scoring goals, the Buffalo Sabres have racked up 141 goals (24th in hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 194. Buffalo is sitting with 146 power play chances and they have scored 28 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.18%.
The man in goal for this game is Craig Anderson. Throughout his time in hockey, Anderson has accounted for 310 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .535. His save percentage is at .913 in his 37,648 mins played. Anderson has seen 20,403 shots against him and has amassed 18,621 saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,782 goals against Anderson in his career and his goals against average is 2.84. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 297-259-69 and he has gotten the start in 579 games. Anderson has played in 665 contests over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Toronto opposed the Capitals in a game where the Maple Leafs notched a victory by a score of 5-3. The Maple Leafs netted 5 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but didn't score a goal.
So far this season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a total of 195 goals, 74 points, in addition to a points percentage of .698. They have granted a total of 151 goals to be scored by way of 128 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Maple Leafs have accumulated 153 goals at even strength and 42 goals (2nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 144 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 29.17%. Toronto has attempted 1,835 shots (6th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.63%, while allowing their opponents 1,628 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.67% on the other teams 150 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.7%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jack Campbell defending the net. He has a tally of 3,213 stops out of 3,502 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .917. Campbell has accrued a career record of 63-38-12 and has been in goal for 124 games. He has been a starter 115 games and his ice time sits at 6,960 minutes. Campbell's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.5% and he has qualified for 65 quality starts in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has allowed 289 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (+275)
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