Philadelphia Flyers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 12/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+255) Maple Leafs (-320)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where the Toronto Maple Leafs (20-7-6) will compete against the Philadelphia Flyers (11-15-7) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Flyers at +255 while the Maple Leafs are opening at -320. The total is set at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-3 victory against the Blue Jackets in their previous game. Philadelphia accrued 2 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Flyers had a solid offensive outing in the victory. Moreover, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 39 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 82 goals (29th in pro hockey) this season and have given up 108. For the year, they have recorded 29 points and their points percentage is sitting at .439. Philadelphia steps onto the ice with 98 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 15.31%. While playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 84 goals while earning 67 themselves. Philadelphia has taken 975 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.4%. The Flyers have had 1,059 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .898. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have recorded 98 power play tries (25th in the NHL) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carter Hart. For his professional hockey career, Hart has earned 82 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500. His save percentage currently sits at .906 for his 9,620 minutes played. Hart has seen 5,037 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 4,565 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 472 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.94. He has accumulated a record of 72-70-22 and he has gotten the start in 164 games. Hart has played in 171 contests during his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Toronto went up against the Lightning in a matchup where the Maple Leafs earned a victory by a tally of 4-1. The Maple Leafs converted 4 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
Toronto has put up 1,047 shots (14th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.22%, while allowing their opponents 947 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.80% on their oppositions 99 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.7%. They have a tally of 105 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.81%. The Maple Leafs have tallied 82 goals at even strength and 25 goals (9th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 79 goals to be scored by way of 59 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched a total of 107 goals, 46 points, as well as a points percentage of .697.
Across the ice you are likely to see Matt Murray protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 2.75 goals/game and he has surrendered 672 goals altogether. Murray's quality start rate is 53.6% and he has earned 134 quality starts in his pro career. He has been a starter 250 contests and his ice time sits at 14,671 minutes. Murray has accumulated a lifetime record of 140-80-24 and has participated in 258 contests. He has recorded 6,958 saves out of the 7,630 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+255)
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