Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (47-19-6) vs Buffalo Sabres (26-37-11)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -450 / Buffalo Sabres +300 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Buffalo Sabres in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Buffalo Sabres come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-37-11. Through 74 games, the Sabres are 6th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 203 times, good for a rank of 24th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Buffalo is the 27th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.53 goals per game. So far, the Sabres have a strength of schedule rating of 6th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 26th ranked team in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs get set to host the Buffalo Sabres with an overall record of 47-19-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Atlantic division. Through 72 games, the Maple Leafs have scored 277 goals, giving them an average of 3.82. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. On defense, Toronto is the 17th ranked unit, giving up 3.06 goals per contest. So far, the Maple Leafs have played the 30th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Toronto's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 6th in the NHL.
Through 70 games, the Buffalo Sabres goal and overall scoring leader is Tage Thompson with 58 points. He has reached his mark of 32 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.8%. So far, 25.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jeff Skinner, who has 24 assists to go along with his 30 goals. However, when on the ice the Sabres are -14.0 in scoring differential. Buffalo's top goalie is Craig Anderson, who is giving up an average of 3.13 goals per game.
Through 67 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs' goal and overall scoring leader is Auston Matthews, with 99 points. He has reached his mark of 58 goals, on a shooting percentage of 18.1%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mitch Marner, who has 59 assists to go along with his 31 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +22. Toronto's top goalie is Jack Campbell, who is giving up an average of 2.72 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
On the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a per-game scoring differential of 0.78. When playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.54 goals. Heading into their game with the Buffalo Sabres, the Maple Leafs have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 25 goals, accounting for 60.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.82 goals per game 4 times. Look for the Maple Leafs to have a big scoring night vs. a Sabres unit ranked 26th in save percentage. I recommend taking Toronto to pick up the win.
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