Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+106) Capitals (-128)
Capital One Arena is where the Washington Capitals (28-17-9) will meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (34-14-4) on Monday. The line on this matchup has Toronto at +106 and Washington is priced at -128. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 10-7 victory against the Red Wings in their previous contest. Toronto accumulated 2 minutes in the box in this contest. Additionally, they had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to score. The Maple Leafs had a impressive offensive performance in this win. For the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 10 out of the 39 shots they launched.
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In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have racked up 190 goals (3rd in hockey) on the year and have given up 148. For the year, they have earned 72 points and their points percentage sits at .692. Toronto skates onto the rink with 140 power play chances and they have added 42 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 30.00%. At even strength, the Maple Leafs have surrendered 126 goals while scoring 148 themselves. Toronto has taken 1,807 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Maple Leafs have had 1,595 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have amassed 147 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have a total of 22 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Jack Campbell. Throughout his time in hockey, Campbell is sitting with 65 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .565. His save percentage currently sits at .917 in his 6,960 mins on the ice. Campbell has seen 3,502 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 3,213 total saves. The opposition has racked up 289 goals against Campbell in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.49. He has compiled a mark of 63-38-12 and he has gotten the start in 115 games. Campbell has been in goal for 124 games over the course of his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Washington faced off against the Flyers in an outing where the Capitals ended up taking the loss by a final score of 2-1. The Capitals earned 1 goal of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this one and scored 1 goal out of those attempts.
Washington has put up 1,689 shots (13th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.12%, while allowing the other team 1,554 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.59% on the other teams 147 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.4%. They have a tally of 162 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 16.05%. The Capitals have tallied 145 goals at even strength and 26 goals (22nd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 149 goals to be scored by of a combination of 119 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 171 goals, 65 points, as well as a points percentage of .602.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Vitek Vanecek between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has surrendered 147 goals altogether. Vanecek's quality start rate is 47.5% and he has accumulated 28 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 59 contests and has been on the ice for 3,421 minutes. Vanecek has amassed a career mark of 31-16-9 and has been in net for 61 contests. He has accrued 1,494 stops out of 1,641 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (-128)
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