Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 3/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+140) Maple Leafs (-167)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (42-19-5) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (32-25-10) at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have Winnipeg at +140 and Toronto is at -167. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Winnipeg Jets came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes their last time out. Winnipeg earned 4 minutes in the box in this game. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in the win. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but didn't convert them into a score. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 40 shots they put on net.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 208 goals (15th in hockey) this year and have given up 203. For the season, they have scored 74 points and their points % is .552. Winnipeg has 206 power play opportunities and they have scored 45 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 21.84%. When at even strength, the Jets have allowed the opponent to score 156 goals while notching 163 on offense. Winnipeg has attempted 2,189 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Jets have had 2,188 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. Winnipeg Jets opponents have 190 power play opportunities (19th in hockey) and have earned 47 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Eric Comrie. For his professional hockey career, Comrie is sitting with 9 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .474. His save percentage is at .900 during his 1,188 minutes on the ice. Comrie has seen 608 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 547 saves. The opposition has notched 61 goals versus Comrie in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.08. He has a record of 11-7-1 and he started in 19 games. Comrie has participated in 21 contests throughout his hockey career.
In their last game, Toronto opposed the Bruins in an outing where the Maple Leafs ended up with the victory by a score of 6-4. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. The Maple Leafs scored 6 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they pursued.
The Maple Leafs have tallied 192 goals at even strength and 51 goals (3rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. Toronto has attempted 2,283 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.64%, while allowing their opponents 2,025 shots. On the campaign, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accounted for 243 goals, 89 points, and a points percentage of .674. They have recorded 174 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 29.31%. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.96% on their opponents 187 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.1%. They have permitted 200 goals to be scored by way of 170 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Erik Kallgren defending the net. Kallgren has accumulated a career mark of 3-2-1 and has been in goal for 6 games. Kallgren's quality start rate is 50.0% and he has 2 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has a tally of 144 saves out of the 158 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .911. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per game and he has given up 14 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 4 games and has been on the ice for 318 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-167)
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