New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs (48-20-6) vs New York Islanders (35-30-9)

Game Info: Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -188 / New York Islanders +150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Maple Leafs host the New York Islanders in Sunday NHL Action.

The New York Islanders come into this road contest with an overall record of 35-30-9. Through 74 games, the Islanders are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 206 times, good for a rank of 25th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York Islanders is the 6th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.7 goals per game. So far, the Islanders have a strength of schedule rating of 29th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 19th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Toronto Maple Leafs get set to host the New York Islanders Islanders with an overall record of 48-20-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Atlantic division. Through 74 games, the Maple Leafs have scored 286 goals, giving them an average of 3.84. This output gives them a rank of 3rd among NHL teams. On defense, Toronto is the 18th-ranked unit, giving up 3.08 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.

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Through 65 games, the New York Islanders goal and overall scoring leader is Brock Nelson with 56 points. He has reached his mark of 34 goals, on a shooting percentage of 22.5%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mathew Barzal, who has 37 assists to go along with his 14 goals. However, when on the ice, the Islanders are -12 in scoring differential. New York's top goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is giving up an average of 2.29 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 34 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 69 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs' goal and overall scoring leader is Auston Matthews, with 101 points. He has reached his mark of 58 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.7%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mitch Marner, who has 60 assists to go along with his 31 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +20. Toronto's top goalie is Jack Campbell, who is giving up an average of 2.73 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Islanders have an over-under record of 35-37-1. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 21-17. On the season, 49.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Islanders. In Toronto's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-28-3. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 17-18-2. On the season, 68.0% of Toronto's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Maple Leafs. Look for Toronto and New York to surpass the over-under line of 6 goals, as the Maple Leafs' elite offensive unit should provide enough scoring to make this a high-scoring affair.

 

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