Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 4/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+340) Maple Leafs (-450)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (46-19-6) host the Montreal Canadiens (20-40-11) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Canadiens at +340 while the Maple Leafs are coming in at -450. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Montreal Canadiens came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 7-4 victory over the Devils in their previous outing. The Canadiens had a good offensive performance in the victory. For the game, they converted 7 out of the 26 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score a goal. Montreal had 2 minutes in the box for this game.
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The Canadiens have had 2,458 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .890. At even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 208 goals while notching 155 when they are on offense. Montreal Canadiens opponents have 240 power play tries (3rd in the league) and have scored 62 goals in those chances. For the season, they have earned 51 points and their points percentage is sitting at .359. Montreal has taken 2,100 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 185 goals (27th in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 270. Montreal steps onto the ice with 219 power play opportunities and they have tallied 30 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 13.70%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jake Allen. Over the course of his time in hockey, Allen has accounted for 177 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .533. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 19,743 minutes guarding the cage. Allen has seen 9,606 shot attempts against him and has recorded 8,752 total saves. Opponents have notched 854 goals against Allen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.60. He has amassed an overall record of 168-126-35 and he has gotten the start in 332 games. Allen has participated in 352 games during his hockey career.
In their last game, Toronto opposed the Stars in a game where the Maple Leafs ended up with the victory by a score of 4-3. The Maple Leafs scored 4 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and notched 1 goal out of those attempts.
During this campaign, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched a total of 272 goals, 98 points, as well as a points percentage of .690. They have permitted 218 goals to be scored by way of 184 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Maple Leafs have scored 214 goals at even strength and 58 goals (2nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 192 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 30.21%. Toronto has put up 2,464 shots (7th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.04%, while allowing their opponents 2,181 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.17% on their oppositions 202 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.0%.
For the opposition you will find Jack Campbell in the crease. He has accrued 3,360 stops out of 3,670 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .916. Campbell has accumulated a career mark of 67-39-13 and has played in 130 games. He was named a starter in 120 games and has played for a total of 7,284 minutes. Campbell's quality start percentage sits at 55.0% and he has 66 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has allowed 310 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-450)
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