Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 11/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-110) Devils (-110)
The New Jersey Devils (15-3-0) are hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-5-4) at Prudential Center on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Toronto at -110 while New Jersey is opening at -110. The betting total is set at 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win against the Sabres in the last game they played. The Maple Leafs had a impressive offensive outing in the win. For the outing, they netted 5 of the 23 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to score 2 goals. Toronto garnered 12 minutes in the box for this contest.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have amassed 66 power play opportunities (9th in hockey) and have earned 15 goals in those attempts. The Maple Leafs have had 539 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .905. Toronto has taken 585 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs let the opposition score 36 goals while scoring 40 on the offensive side of the ice. Toronto comes into tonight with 62 power play opportunities and they have notched 17 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 27.42%. For the season, they sit with 24 points and their points % is .632. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched 57 goals (15th in the NHL) for the year and have allowed 51.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Matt Murray. For his career, Murray has tallied 129 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .533. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 14,191 mins played. Murray has seen 7,382 shots taken against him and has amassed 6,727 saves. Opponents have tallied 655 goals against Murray in his career and his goals against average is 2.77. He has compiled an overall record of 134-79-23 and he has started in 242 games. Murray has taken the ice for 250 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, New Jersey faced off against the Senators in a game where the Devils notched a win by a final score of 5-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and converted 1 out of those opportunities. The Devils recorded 5 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they tried.
The Devils are sitting with 56 goals at even strength and 12 goals (17th in the NHL) while on the power play. New Jersey has tried 664 shots (3rd in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.24%, while allowing their opponents 445 shots. On the campaign, the New Jersey Devils have earned 68 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .833. They have allowed 42 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 59 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 20.34%. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.36% on their oppositions 59 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.6%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Vitek Vanecek defending the goal. He has accrued 2,180 stops out of 2,399 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .909. Vanecek has amassed a lifetime record of 49-23-10 and has been in goal for 90 games. He has made the start in 84 games and has accumulated 5,017 minutes. Vanecek's rate of quality starts comes out to 50.0% and he has earned 42 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.62 goals/game and he has relinquished 219 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (-110)
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