Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 2/1/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+105) Maple Leafs (-125)
The Boston Bruins (38-7-5) are traveling to Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs (31-12-8). The odds on this game have the Bruins at +105 and the Maple Leafs open at -125. The total comes in at 7.
The Boston Bruins had a rough game after their 4-1 loss against the Hurricanes in their previous contest . Boston recorded 10 penalty mins in this outing. The Bruins left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. Additionally, they had 6 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 of the 25 shots they put on goal.
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When at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 82 goals while getting 141 when they are on offense. Boston Bruins opponents have amassed 174 power play tries (7th in hockey) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 185 goals (2nd in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 106. Boston has tried 1,677 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.0%. For the season, they have racked up 81 points and their points percentage sits at .810. The Bruins have had 1,461 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .927. Boston is sitting with 174 power play opportunities and they have tallied 44 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 25.29%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jeremy Swayman. Swayman has participated in 72 games during his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 42-20-7 and got the start in 67 games. Opponents have scored 154 goals versus Swayman in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.26. Swayman has seen 1,882 shots taken against him and has gathered 1,728 total saves. His save percentage is at .918 for his 4,094 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Swayman has compiled 44 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .657.
When they took the ice last, Toronto faced off against the Capitals in a matchup where the Maple Leafs notched a victory by a mark of 5-1. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest and tallied 1 out of those opportunities. The Maple Leafs tallied 5 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
Toronto has put up 1,623 shots (12th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.66%, while allowing their opponents 1,466 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.25% on the other teams 159 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.8%. They have recorded 162 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 24.69%. The Maple Leafs have earned 133 goals at even strength and 40 goals (8th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 135 goals to be scored by of a combination of 102 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched a total of 173 goals, 70 points, in addition to a points percentage of .686.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Ilya Samsonov defending the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has surrendered 282 goals overall. Samsonov's rate of quality starts sits at 47.1% and he has accumulated 48 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 102 games and has been on the ice for 6,269 minutes. Samsonov has a career mark of 69-27-10 and has been in net for 113 games. He is sitting with 2,704 saves out of the 2,986 shots taken, giving him a save % of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (+105)
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