Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Islanders Prediction, 1/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-170) Islanders (+140)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (24-10-3) are traveling to UBS Arena on Saturday where they will compete against the New York Islanders (13-13-6). The odds on this game have the Maple Leafs at -170 while the Islanders are coming in at +140. The over/under is set at 6.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-3 loss to the Rangers in their last contest. Toronto amassed 8 penalty mins for this matchup. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal. The Maple Leafs had an average offensive outing in the loss. For the game, they converted 3 out of the 38 shots they looked to score on.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have earned 103 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have scored 17 goals in those attempts. The Maple Leafs have had 1,148 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .915. Toronto has attempted 1,267 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.9%. While playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed the opponent to score 81 goals while earning 94 on offense. Toronto has 105 power play chances and they have tallied 31 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 29.52%. For the current season, the have a total of 51 points and their points percentage comes in at .689. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched 125 goals (11th in the league) for the year and have surrendered 98.
The player in the crease for this game is Jack Campbell. In his career, Campbell has compiled 62 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .585. His save percentage is at .920 in his 6,481 minutes in the crease. Campbell has seen 3,256 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,996 saves. The opposition has been able to score 260 goals versus Campbell in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.41. He has accumulated an overall record of 59-36-11 and he has started in 106 games. Campbell has been in goal for 115 games throughout his professional hockey career.
When they took the ice last, New York squared up with the Flyers in a game where the Islanders ended up with the win by a mark of 4-3. They had 2 chances on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Islanders converted 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took.
The Islanders have accumulated 59 goals at even strength and 15 goals (30th in pro hockey) while on the power play. New York has tried 909 shots (32nd in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.14%, while allowing the opposition 1,038 shots. On the year, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 74 goals, 32 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have earned 85 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.65%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.22% on their opponents 90 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.8%. They have allowed 85 goals to be scored by of a combination of 69 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,355 goals altogether. Varlamov's quality start rate comes out to 56.7% and he has earned 292 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 515 games and has played for a total of 30,948 mins. Varlamov is sitting with a career record of 254-200-61 and has been in net for 540 games. He has racked up 14,840 saves out of the 16,195 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-170)
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