Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames - 1/26/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
Photo by Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
Calgary Flames (2-1-1) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (5-2)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -110 / Toronto Maple Leafs -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: SN1, SN-Ontario Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday night.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to build on their 3-2 win over the Flames from the last meeting. Mitch Marner leads the Maple Leafs in scoring with 10 points with 4 goals and 6 assists while William Nylander and John Tavares each have 7 points with Tavares logging 4 goals with 3 assists while Nylander has 5 assists and a pair of goals. Auston Matthews has 3 goals with 3 assists for his 6 points while Morgan Rielly and Justin Holl each have 4 points in defense. Frederik Andersen’s seen the bulk of the starting goal duties for Toronto with a 3-2 record and a 2.81 GAA while Jack Campbell’s won both of his starts with a 2.00 GAA this season.
The Calgary Flames will look to rebound from a loss to Toronto last time out. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each have 5 points to lead the Flames, with each logging 2 goals and 3 assists. Matthew Tkachuk and Rasmus Andersson each have 4 points with Tkachuk logging 3 goals while Andersson has 3 assists. Jacob Markstrom has started all 4 games for Calgary this season, going 2-2 on the year with a 2.26 GAA and 9 goals allowed on 125 shots against this year.
Toronto is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win while the over is 13-6 in their last 19 road games. Calgary is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 13-5-1 in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest. Toronto is 4-11 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams in Calgary.
The Flames at home with a low line would be tempting with fans in the stands, but all things level right now, I have to back Toronto. The Leafs are finally figuring it out and are just rolling along right now and I’m just not sold on this Calgary team in their current form. Toronto and the low line, even on the road, is the play here for me.