Toronto Maple Leafs vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 12/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+106) Avalanche (-128)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (22-8-6) are on their way to Ball Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Colorado Avalanche (19-12-3). The line on this matchup has Toronto at +106 and Colorado is priced at -128. The over/under is set at 6.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had a rough game after their 6-3 loss against the Coyotes in their last outing. Toronto accumulated 13 mins in the box in this game. Moreover, they had 2 chances on the power play and were able to net 2 goals. The Maple Leafs had an average offensive output in the defeat. For the game, they converted 3 out of the 32 shots they launched.
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While playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have surrendered 68 goals while getting 91 themselves. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have amassed 111 power play opportunities (18th in the NHL) and have racked up 24 goals in those attempts. Concerning their scoring, the Toronto Maple Leafs have racked up 119 goals (11th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 92. Toronto has taken 1,150 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. For the current season, they have earned 50 points and their points percentage comes in at .694. The Maple Leafs so far have had 1,023 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Toronto has compiled 113 power play chances and they have tallied 28 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 24.78%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Matt Murray. Opponents have notched 676 goals versus Murray in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.75. Murray has been in goal for 259 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .912 for his 14,730 mins on the ice. He has compiled an overall record of 140-81-24 and was named the starter in 251 games. For his career, Murray has 134 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .534. Murray has had 7,651 shot attempts against him and has garnered 6,975 total saves.
In their last contest, Colorado played the Kings in an outing where the Avalanche got the tie by a mark of 4-4. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 1 out of those tries. The Avalanche tallied 4 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
Colorado has attempted 1,132 shots (16th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.83%, while allowing their opponents 1,081 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.45% on the other teams 110 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.4%. They have earned 115 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 26.96%. The Avalanche have scored 69 goals at even strength and 31 goals (8th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 93 goals to be scored by way of 66 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche are sitting with 100 goals, 41 points, as well as a points percentage of .603.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Alexandar Georgiev patrolling the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.87 goals per game and he has conceded 407 goals in total. Georgiev's percentage of quality starts comes in at 52.8% and he has accumulated 75 quality starts in his hockey career. He was named a starter in 142 games and has played for a total of 8,520 minutes. Georgiev is the owner of a lifetime mark of 73-55-14 and has participated in 154 games. He has a tally of 4,132 stops out of 4,539 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (+106)
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