Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/2/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-118) Flames (+100)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (37-15-8) are traveling to Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday where they will try to beat the Calgary Flames (27-21-13). The line on this contest has Toronto at -118 while Calgary is opening at +100. The total has been set at 6.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-1 win against the Kraken in their previous outing. Toronto garnered 4 minutes in the box in this game. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to notch a goal. The Maple Leafs had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. In the game, they scored on 5 out of the 33 shots they attempted.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have recorded 178 power play tries (21st in the league) and have come away with 33 goals in those chances. The Maple Leafs have seen 1,736 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Toronto has taken 1,932 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. While at even strength, the Maple Leafs have conceded 124 goals while notching 161 on offense. Toronto comes into tonight with 182 power play chances and they have notched 46 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 25.27%. For the year, they have recorded 82 points and their points percentage is sitting at .683. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have racked up 207 goals (8th in pro hockey) this season and have surrendered 157.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Joseph Woll. The opposition has been able to score 16 goals against Woll in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. Woll has been in net for 6 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 356 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 4-2-0 and he has gotten the start in 6 games. In his professional hockey career, Woll has tallied 3 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .500. Woll has had 193 shots taken against him and has garnered 177 saves.
In their last contest, Calgary faced off against the Bruins in a game where the Flames went home in defeat by a final of 4-3. The Flames earned 3 goals out of the 57 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
On the season, the Calgary Flames have notched a total of 192 goals, 67 points, and a points percentage of .549. They have allowed 188 goals to be scored by of a combination of 147 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have accumulated 153 goals at even strength and 39 goals (18th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 196 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.90%. Calgary has tried 2,183 shots (2nd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.80%, while allowing their opponents 1,640 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.66% on their opponents 212 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 88.5%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jacob Markstrom defending the net. He is sitting with 10,902 stops out of 11,984 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .910. Markstrom has accumulated a career record of 184-167-51 and has participated in 418 games. He has made the start in 401 games and has played for a total of 23,926 mins. Markstrom's rate of quality starts comes out to 52.1% and he has made 209 quality starts in his career. Teams are averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,082 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+100)
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