Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+350) Maple Leafs (-475)
Scotiabank Arena is where the Toronto Maple Leafs (47-19-6) will go up against the Buffalo Sabres (26-37-11) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Sabres at +350 while the Maple Leafs are priced at -475. The betting total is set at 7.
The Buffalo Sabres will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-0 defeat against the Lightning in their last game. Buffalo compiled 4 mins in the box in this matchup. The Sabres left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. Additionally, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. In the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 28 shots they looked to score on.
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In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Buffalo Sabres have notched 200 goals (24th in the NHL) so far this season and have conceded 261. For the current season, they have accumulated 63 points and their points percentage is .426. Buffalo is sitting with 197 power play chances and they have tallied 40 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 20.30%. When at even strength, the Sabres have conceded 215 goals while notching 160 as an offensive unit. Buffalo has taken 2,179 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Sabres have had 2,486 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. Buffalo Sabres opponents have tallied 185 power play opportunities (31st in the NHL) and have come away with 46 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Craig Anderson. Anderson has played in 679 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. He has an overall mark of 305-263-71 and got the start in 593 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,828 goals against Anderson in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.85. Anderson has seen 20,834 shots taken against him and has garnered 19,006 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .912 in his 38,499 mins in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Anderson has accrued 316 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .533.
In their last outing, Toronto faced off against the Canadiens in a game where the Maple Leafs got the victory by a score of 3-2. The Maple Leafs netted 3 goals of the 40 shots on goal they took. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal.
The Maple Leafs have scored 217 goals at even strength and 58 goals (2nd in the NHL) while on the power play. Toronto has tried 2,504 shots (7th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.98%, while allowing their opponents 2,207 shots. During this campaign, the Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting with 275 goals, 100 points, and a points percentage of .694. They have earned 197 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 29.44%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 83.50% on their oppositions 206 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%. They have allowed 220 goals to be scored by way of 186 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Jack Campbell patrolling the crease. Campbell is the owner of a lifetime mark of 67-39-13 and has participated in 130 games. Campbell's quality start rate comes out to 55.0% and he has accumulated 66 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 3,360 saves out of the 3,670 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Teams are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has relinquished 310 goals in total. He has started in 120 contests and has played 7,284 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (+350)
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