Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (21-35-11) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (43-19-5)

Game Info: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +210 / Toronto Maple Leafs -275 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Flyers host the Toronto Maple Leafs in Saturday NHL Action.

The Toronto Maple Leafs come into this road contest with an overall record of 43-19-5. Through 67 games, the Maple Leafs are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 252 times, good for a rank of 3rd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Toronto is the 16th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.03 goals per game. So far, the Maple Leafs have a strength of schedule rating of 28th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 5th ranked team in the NHL.

The Philadelphia Flyers get set to host the Toronto Maple Leafs with an overall record of 21-35-11. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 67 games, the Flyers have scored 172 goals, giving them an average of 2.57. This output gives them a rank of 31st among NHL teams. On defense, Philadelphia is the 25th ranked unit, giving up 3.48 goals per contest. So far, the Flyers have played the 3rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Philadelphia's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 28th in the NHL.

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Through 62 games, the Toronto Maple Leaf's goal and overall scoring leader is Auston Matthews with 87 points. He has reached his mark of 50 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.7%. So far, 28% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mitch Marner, who has 51 assists to go along with his 28 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +17. Toronto's top goalie is Jack Campbell, who is giving up an average of 2.65 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 67 games, the Philadelphia Flyers' goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson, with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.3%. So far, 9.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Travis Konecny, who has 31 assists to go along with his 12 goals. However, when on the ice, the Flyers are -17 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 3.04 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 51 percent of the time.

In this matchup, the Toronto Maple Leafs should easily pick up the win as Philadelphia not only struggles when playing on the road, but they have just 1 win across their last 5 games. I recommend taking Toronto at home.

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Joe’s Pick Maple Leafs -275

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