Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 2/10/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-240) Blue Jackets (+195)
Nationwide Arena is the location where the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-32-4) will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (31-13-8) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Maple Leafs at -240 while the Blue Jackets are sitting at +195. The over/under is 6.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 loss against the Bruins in their previous contest . Toronto compiled 9 mins in the box for this matchup. The Maple Leafs could have played much better offensively in this defeat. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. For the game, they finished 2 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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While playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs have given up 107 goals while notching 134 of their own. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have 160 power play tries (16th in hockey) and have tallied 33 goals in those chances. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accumulated 175 goals (8th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 140. Toronto has attempted 1,658 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. For the year, they have accumulated 70 points and their points percentage is .673. The Maple Leafs so far have had 1,495 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. Toronto comes into tonight with 164 power play opportunities and they have scored 41 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 25.00%.
The man in net for this game is Ilya Samsonov. Throughout his time in hockey, Samsonov has tallied 48 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .466. He has a save percentage of .905 for his 6,329 minutes in the crease. Samsonov has seen 3,015 shots against him and has accrued 2,728 total saves. The opposition has notched 287 goals versus Samsonov in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.72. He has accumulated an overall mark of 69-28-10 and he started in 103 games. Samsonov has been in net for 114 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Columbus faced the Capitals in a matchup where the Blue Jackets went home in defeat by a final of 4-3. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Blue Jackets recorded 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted.
The Blue Jackets are sitting with 108 goals at even strength and 22 goals (32nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Columbus has put up 1,470 shots (27th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.84%, while allowing the opposition 1,787 shots. On the year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accounted for 130 goals, 34 points, as well as a points percentage of .333. They have granted a total of 197 goals to be scored by of a combination of 160 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 134 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 16.42%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.88% on their oppositions 160 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 89.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo in net. He has a tally of 5,322 saves out of the 5,899 shots taken, giving him a save % of .902. Korpisalo is the owner of a career record of 84-76-24 and has played in 205 games. He has made the start in 185 contests and has played 11,260 minutes. Korpisalo's rate of quality starts is 47.0% and he has made 87 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 3.07 goals per contest and he has relinquished 577 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto (-240)
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