Games: Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
At your place: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+168) Maple Leafs (-205)
The Toronto Maple Leafs (25-9-7) will go up against the Nashville Predators (19-14-6) at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Nashville at +168 and Toronto is at -205. The betting total is set at 6.
The Nashville Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 win against the Senators their last time on the ice. The Predators played like an average offensive team in this win. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 36 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice but weren’t able to convert one of them into a goal. Nashville accumulated 17 penalty minutes for this game.
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Nashville Predators opponents have earned 136 power play opportunities (12th in the NHL) and have scored 27 goals in those attempts. The Predators so far have had 1,334 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. Nashville has taken 1,197 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.1%. When playing at even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 87 goals while scoring 86 on the offensive side of the ice. Nashville has accumulated 133 power play opportunities and they have notched 23 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 17.29%. For the year, they have scored 44 points and their points percentage sits at .564. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 109 goals (26th in the league) this season and have surrendered 114.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Juuse Saros. During his career on the ice, Saros has tallied 147 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .623. His save percentage is .920 in his 14,385 minutes in the crease. Saros has seen 7,636 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 7,023 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 613 goals against Saros in his career and his goals against average is 2.56. He has earned a mark of 129-82-25 and has gotten the start in 236 games. Saros has been in goal for 252 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Toronto went up against the Flyers in a matchup where the Maple Leafs got the win by a final of 6-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game and recorded 1 out of those attempts. The Maple Leafs had 6 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
Toronto has put up 1,298 shots (13th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.86%, while allowing the opposition 1,168 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.57% on the other teams 126 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have earned 132 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 25.00%. The Maple Leafs are sitting with 108 goals at even strength and 33 goals (8th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 107 goals to be scored by of a combination of 80 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned a total of 141 goals, 57 points, in addition to a points percentage of .695.
Across the rink you are going to see Matt Murray between the pipes. Murray has a career record of 142-82-24 and has been in the net for 262 contests. Murray’s percentage of quality starts comes out to 53.5% and he has 136 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 7,056 saves out of the 7,741 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.76 goals per contest and he has surrendered 685 goals in total. He has been a starter 254 games and his ice time sits at 14,910 mins.
Who will win tonight’s NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony’s Pick: Take Nashville (+168)
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