Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 3/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+100) Devils (-118)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (38-17-8) are en route to Prudential Center on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the New Jersey Devils (41-15-6). The odds on this game have Toronto at +100 while New Jersey is coming in at -118. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-1 defeat to the Canucks in their previous contest . The Maple Leafs didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. For the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 37 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. Toronto earned 21 mins in the box in this outing.
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When at even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed the opponent to score 132 goals while scoring 164 on offense. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have totaled 187 power play tries (19th in pro hockey) and have a total of 35 goals in those attempts. In terms of scoring goals, the Toronto Maple Leafs have notched 212 goals (8th in the league) on the year and have given up 167. Toronto has taken 2,031 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. For the season, the have a total of 84 points and their points percentage sits at .667. The Maple Leafs so far have had 1,818 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Toronto has accounted for 191 power play opportunities and they have scored 48 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.13%.
The man in goal for this game is Ilya Samsonov. The opposition has notched 303 goals against Samsonov in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.69. Samsonov has been involved in 121 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .906 for his 6,748 mins on the ice. He has amassed a mark of 74-30-10 and he was named the starter in 110 games. Over the course of his pro career, Samsonov has compiled 53 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .482. Samsonov has seen 3,217 shots against him and has gathered 2,914 total saves.
In their last contest, New Jersey played the Coyotes in a game where the Devils notched a victory by a score of 5-4. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this one and recorded 1 on that chance. The Devils converted 5 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they pursued.
New Jersey has tried 2,141 shots (5th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.37%, while allowing the opposition 1,756 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.87% on their opponents 182 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have earned 176 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.59%. The Devils have earned 184 goals at even strength and 38 goals (20th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 167 goals to be scored by way of 134 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the New Jersey Devils have 222 goals, 88 points, as well as a points percentage of .710.
Across the rink you are likely to see Vitek Vanecek patrolling the crease. Vanecek holds a lifetime record of 68-28-13 and has been in goal for 119 contests. Vanecek's rate of quality starts sits at 53.6% and he has accumulated 60 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has recorded 2,873 saves out of the 3,164 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .908. Teams are averaging 2.62 goals/game and he has given up 291 goals in total. He was named a starter in 112 games and has been on the ice for 6,660 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (-118) and under 6.5 goals
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