Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 11/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+188) Maple Leafs (-225)
The Vancouver Canucks (4-7-3) are hitting the road to Scotiabank Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs (7-4-3). The moneyline on this contest has Vancouver at +188 and Toronto is at -225. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 defeat against the Canadiens in their previous outing. The Canucks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the outing, they scored on 2 of the 33 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries but didn't net one. Vancouver garnered 10 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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When at even strength, the Canucks have allowed the opponent to score 39 goals while getting 36 on offense. Vancouver Canucks opponents have 47 power play opportunities (17th in the NHL) and have come away with 18 goals in those attempts. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have racked up 49 goals (9th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have surrendered 57. Vancouver has taken 427 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.5%. For the current season, they have recorded 11 points and their points % is .393. The Canucks have seen 461 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .876. Vancouver has accounted for 48 power play chances and they have added 13 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 27.08%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Thatcher Demko. In his professional hockey career, Demko has accrued 76 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .543. His save percentage currently is .910 for his 8,510 minutes on the ice. Demko has had 4,589 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,175 saves. Opponents have racked up 414 goals against Demko in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.92. He has earned an overall mark of 68-60-13 and he was named the starter in 140 games. Demko has participated in 146 games over the course of his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Toronto played the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Maple Leafs ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Maple Leafs recorded 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued.
The Maple Leafs are sitting with 28 goals at even strength and 12 goals (12th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Toronto has put up 438 shots (14th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.13%, while allowing the opposition 383 shots. On the campaign, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched a total of 40 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .607. They have allowed 38 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 48 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 25.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.00% on the other teams 50 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.1%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Erik Kallgren in net. Kallgren is the owner of a career record of 9-5-4 and has participated in 20 games. Kallgren's quality start rate comes in at 35.3% and he has qualified for 6 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accrued 471 stops out of 530 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .889. Opponents are averaging 3.22 goals per contest and he has yielded 59 goals in total. He has started in 17 games and his ice time sits at 1,101 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-225)
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