Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 11/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-111) Penguins (-108)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (8-5-3) are on their way to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday where they will go up against the Pittsburgh Penguins (6-6-3). The moneyline on this game has Toronto at -111 while Pittsburgh is opening at -108. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over the Canucks in their previous outing. Toronto tallied 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Maple Leafs had a middle of the road offensive output in this win. They also had 2 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. For the outing, they netted 3 of the 34 shots they put on net.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have amassed 55 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have scored 13 goals in those attempts. The Maple Leafs have had 435 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .899. Toronto has taken 502 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. At even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed 31 goals while notching 31 on offense. Toronto steps onto the ice with 53 power play opportunities and they have tallied 14 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 26.42%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 19 points and their points percentage comes in at .594. In reference to scoring goals, the Toronto Maple Leafs have tallied 45 goals (20th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 44.
The man in goal for this game is Matt Murray. Opponents have been able to score 648 goals versus Murray in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.77. Murray has participated in 247 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .911 for his 14,011 minutes played. He has earned an overall record of 132-79-22 and he has gotten the start in 239 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Murray has compiled 126 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .527. Murray has seen 7,278 shots against him and has accrued 6,630 total saves.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh faced off against the Canadiens in a matchup where the Penguins took a loss by a mark of 5-4. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one and converted 1 out of those chances. The Penguins tallied 4 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they pursued.
Pittsburgh has tried 506 shots (12th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.67%, while allowing the opposition 515 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.47% on the other teams 53 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.9%. They have a total of 52 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.23%. The Penguins have earned 44 goals at even strength and 10 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 52 goals to be scored by of a combination of 39 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 54 goals, 15 points, as well as a points percentage of .500.
Across the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry defending the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has relinquished 421 goals altogether. Jarry's quality start rate is 60.6% and he has 97 quality starts in his hockey career. He got the starting nod in 160 games and has accumulated 9,609 minutes. Jarry has earned a lifetime mark of 97-50-15 and has participated in 168 games. He has compiled 4,470 saves out of the 4,891 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-108)
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