Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs 2/10/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Toronto Maple Leafs look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Calgary Flames look to build on their four-game winning streak.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 30.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 31 goals, Morgan Rielly has 35 assists and William Nylander has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell has given up 70 goals on 929 shots faced, and Petr Mrazek has allowed 22 goals on 224 shots.

The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Matthew Tkachuk leads Calgary with 20 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 36 assists and Blake Coleman has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 72 goals on 937 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has allowed 25 goals on 282 shots.

The Maple Leafs are 38-15 in their last 53 games playing on 2 days rest and 28-8 in their last 36 overall. The Flames are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 16-4-1 in Maple Leafs last 21 overall. The over is 3-1-3 in Flames last 7 overall. The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Calgary and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be favored because they’ve been the better team this season, and they have the rest advantage. The Calgary Flames are on the end of a back to back. However, the Flames are playing some of their best hockey of the season, and they’ve actually had great success in these back to back spots. At home, playing well, I’ll take a stab with the even money.

Author: Lucy Green