Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 12/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+128) Maple Leafs (-154)
The Calgary Flames (13-10-3) are headed to Scotiabank Arena on Saturday where they will go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs (17-5-6). The moneyline on this matchup has the Flames at +128 and the Maple Leafs are sitting at -154. The over/under is 7.
The Calgary Flames came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-3 win over the Wild their last time on the ice. Calgary compiled 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Flames had a solid offensive performance in the win. They also had 6 chances with the advantage and were able to net 2 goals. For the game, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 27 shots they tried.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have earned 80 goals (20th in pro hockey) for the year and have conceded 78. For the current campaign, they sit with 29 points and their points percentage is sitting at .558. Calgary skates onto the rink with 86 power play opportunities and they have scored 18 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 20.93%. When playing at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 60 goals while earning 62 on offense. Calgary has taken 890 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Flames have had 728 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .893. Calgary Flames opponents have 93 power play opportunities (9th in professional hockey) and have scored 18 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. In his career, Markstrom has accrued 200 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .528. His save percentage is .911 in his 22,603 mins guarding the cage. Markstrom has had 11,412 shots against him and he has 10,395 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,017 goals versus Markstrom in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. He has earned an overall record of 177-158-45 and got the start in 379 games. Markstrom has been involved in 395 games during his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Toronto played the Kings in an outing where the Maple Leafs earned a victory by a final of 5-0. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Maple Leafs tallied 5 goals of the 41 shots on goal they were seeking.
Toronto has put up 872 shots (12th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.09%, while allowing their opponents 826 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.43% on their opponents 92 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.0%. They have earned 89 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.60%. The Maple Leafs have accumulated 67 goals at even strength and 21 goals (9th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 66 goals to be scored by way of 48 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting with 88 goals, 40 points, and a points percentage of .714.
Across the rink you will find Ilya Samsonov between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has yielded 246 goals altogether. Samsonov's quality start rate comes in at 47.2% and he has made 42 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 89 games and has accumulated 5,441 minutes. Samsonov has a lifetime record of 60-24-8 and has participated in 99 games. He has gathered 2,354 stops out of the 2,600 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .905.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-154)
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