New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 3/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+255) Maple Leafs (-320)
The New Jersey Devils (22-35-5) are traveling to Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday where they will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (39-18-5). The odds on this game have the Devils at +255 while the Maple Leafs are priced at -320. The total is set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-3 defeat against the Oilers in their previous contest. The Devils had an average offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 28 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. New Jersey accumulated 13 minutes in the box for this contest.
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The Devils have had 1,931 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .885. While playing at even strength, the Devils have given up 192 goals while notching 155 on offense. New Jersey Devils opponents have 159 power play opportunities (30th in hockey) and have a total of 30 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 49 points and their points percentage is sitting at .395. New Jersey has taken 1,991 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 186 goals (17th in hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 222. New Jersey comes into tonight with 175 power play chances and they have tallied 31 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 17.71%.
The man in goal for this game is Nico Daws. Opponents have tallied 34 goals against Daws in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.99. Daws has been in net for 14 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .902 for his 683 mins between the pipes. He has an overall mark of 6-6-0 and he started in 13 games. In his professional hockey career, Daws has accounted for 5 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .385. Daws has seen 348 shots against him and has gathered 314 saves.
Their last time out, Toronto faced off against the Predators in a matchup where the Maple Leafs ended up taking the loss by a score of 6-3. The Maple Leafs tallied 3 goals of the 41 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Toronto has tried 2,144 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.59%, while allowing the opposition 1,919 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 84.57% on the other teams 175 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%. They have earned 163 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 28.83%. The Maple Leafs have scored 180 goals at even strength and 47 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 188 goals to be scored by way of 161 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accumulated 227 goals, 83 points, in addition to a points percentage of .669.
For the opposition you are going to see Erik Kallgren protecting the net. He has recorded 107 saves out of 115 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .930. Kallgren has earned a career record of 2-1-1 and has been in net for 4 contests. He has made the start in 3 contests and has played for a total of 207 mins. Kallgren's quality start percentage is 66.7% and he has made 2 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.32 goals per contest and he has allowed 8 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+255)
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