Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs - 2/22/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (14-3-2) vs Calgary Flames (8-9-1)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -150 / Calgary Flames +136 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with nine goals, Elias Lindholm has 12 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 41 goals on 452 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 11 goals on 87 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 34.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 18 goals, Mitchell Marner has 21 assists and John Tavares has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 43 goals on 454 shots faced and Jack Campbell has given up four goals on 52 shots.
The Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Maple Leafs are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 11-3 in their last 14 overall. The over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 Monday games. The under is 14-5-1 in Maple Leafs last 20 home games. The Flames are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto. The favorite is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings.
The Calgary Flames are in a bit of a rough patch right now and we just saw their defense get clobbered their last time out against the Oilers. Not good when going up against arguably the best team in the sport in the Toronto Maple Leafs. As I've said many times in the past, the Maple Leafs aren't a team you should be looking to step in front of, especially with the prices being reasonable. You can argue this line should be a lot steeper. I'll gladly back the Maple Leafs.