Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 10/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-180) Canadiens (+155)
The Toronto Maple Leafs are headed to Bell Centre on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Montreal Canadiens. The odds on this game have Toronto at -180 while Montreal is at +155. The over/under is 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 2-1 defeat to the Lightning in their last game of last season. Toronto earned 4 penalty mins for this contest. The Maple Leafs didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 31 shots they put on goal.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the Toronto Maple Leafs racked up 312 goals (2nd in the league) over the course of the prior season surrendered 252. For the previous season, they racked up 115 points and their points percentage was .701. Toronto accounted for 231 power play chances and added 63 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 27.27%. When playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs conceded 210 goals while notching 249. Toronto attempted 2,835 shots and were the owners of a shooting percentage of 11.0%. The Maple Leafs had 2,511 shots taken against them and held a save percentage of .900. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents had 234 power play opportunities (15th in pro hockey) and came away with 42 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Ilya Samsonov. Opponents have tallied 228 goals against Samsonov in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.81. Samsonov has been in net for 89 matchups throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is at .902 in his 4,865 mins played. He has accumulated a mark of 52-22-8 and he has started in 79 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Samsonov has 33 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .418. Samsonov has had 2,333 shots taken against him and he has 2,105 saves.
In their last contest of last season, Montreal faced off against the Panthers in a matchup where the Canadiens ended up with the victory by a score of 10-2. They had 2 chances on the power play in this game and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Canadiens scored 10 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking.
Montreal attempted 2,442 shots (23rd in professional hockey) and earned a shot percentage of 8.93%, while allowing the other team 2,823 shots. They recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.55% on their opposition's 274 chances on the power play, and their save percentage was 88.8%. They had a tally of 248 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 13.71%. The Canadiens tallied 184 goals at even strength and 34 goals (29th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They permitted 317 goals to be scored by of a combination of 250 goals at even strength and 67 goals while they had less men on the ice. Last season, the Montreal Canadiens earned 218 goals, 55 points, as well as a points percentage of .335.
Across the rink you will find Jake Allen defending the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has given up 855 goals overall. Allen's rate of quality starts sits at 53.5% and he has made 178 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 333 games and his ice time sits at 19,757 mins. Allen is sitting with a lifetime mark of 168-126-35 and has been in goal for 353 games. He has gathered 8,766 stops out of the 9,621 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+155)
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