St. Louis Blues vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 2/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+123) Maple Leafs (-148)
The St. Louis Blues (28-14-6) are en route to Prudential Center on Saturday where they will try to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs (32-12-3). The moneyline on this matchup has St. Louis at +123 while Toronto is sitting at -148. The over/under is 6.
The St. Louis Blues will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 defeat to the Canadiens in their previous contest. The Blues had a below average offensive outing in this loss. For the game, they netted 2 of the 27 shots they launched. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. St. Louis accounted for 10 mins in the box for this contest.
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When discussing their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 167 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 132. For the current campaign, they have tallied 62 points and their points percentage comes in at .646. St. Louis comes into tonight with 144 power play opportunities and they have tallied 39 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 27.08%. While at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 110 goals while having 128 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis has attempted 1,486 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Blues have had 1,515 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .913. St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 142 power play tries (17th in the NHL) and have a total of 22 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ville Husso. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Husso has compiled 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .594. His save percentage is at .917 during his 1,951 mins guarding the cage. Husso has had 984 shot attempts against him and has garnered 902 saves. Opponents have racked up 82 goals against Husso in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.52. He has amassed a mark of 20-9-3 and he started in 32 games. Husso has participated in 35 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Toronto went up against the Penguins in a game where the Maple Leafs earned a victory by a final of 4-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and earned 1 goal out of those attempts. The Maple Leafs earned 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried.
So far this season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have tallied 169 goals, 67 points, in addition to a points percentage of .713. They have allowed 125 goals to be scored by of a combination of 104 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Maple Leafs have accumulated 127 goals at even strength and 42 goals (2nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 132 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 31.82%. Toronto has attempted 1,627 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the other team 1,444 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 84.44% on their opponents 135 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.3%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jack Campbell defending the goal. Campbell has a lifetime mark of 63-37-11 and has been in net for 121 games. Campbell's percentage of quality starts sits at 58.0% and he has accumulated 65 quality starts in his career. He is sitting with 3,139 saves out of 3,414 shots tried, giving him a save % of .919. Teams are averaging 2.43 goals per contest and he has relinquished 275 goals in total. He has made the start in 112 contests and has been on the ice for 6,795 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-148)
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