Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/22/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/22/2021 – The Toronto Maple Leafs will begin a two-game hosting of the Calgary Flames on Monday at the Scotiabank Arena as the best team in the NHL seeks to notch its fourth consecutive win. Toronto was the first to barge into the 30th point mark after prevailing against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, 5-3. The Flames, meanwhile, are looking to stop the bleeding as they sit on a three-game slide after Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers trounced them via a 7-1 finish also on Saturday. The Maple Leafs are obviously favored in this matchup. According to the latest NHL Betting Odds, the home team will enter the joust with a -150 price advantage against +136 for Calgary in the moneyline market. The match starts at 07:00 Eastern Time and is to be televised on TVAS with streaming available on NHL.TV.
Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/22/2021
When: Monday, February 22, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/22/2021 Betting Odds:
The Calgary Flames struggled to find answers for Connor McDavid on Saturday as they were left stumbling into a third straight setback. Shifting into Toronto for Monday’s game, Calgary hopes to shake off the frustration and present itself as a worthy opponent against the league’s top team. It’s a tough task, however, as they are facing a Maple Leafs squad who have won 73% of their home games so far while they carry a dismal 4-5-1 road record. After dealing with McDavid, the Flames are now bracing for Auston Matthews, who has been a handful for every opposition this year. Being able to contain the Maple Leafs’ prized center would be huge for Calgary, but it’s just half of the job to be done. They still have to stay disciplined on both ends if they wish to steal one, or two, at the Scotiabank Arena.
Players to watch: E. Lindholm C (G 5, A 12, PTS 17), J. Gaudreau LW (G 9, A 8, PTS 17), S. Monahan C (G 2, A 10, PTS 12).
Toronto Maple Leafs
Auston Matthews has been wreaking havoc on the offensive end for the Maple Leafs so far, and his performance on Saturday was the absolute epitome of how he has been punishing defenses this season. His two goals and two assists against the Canadiens on the road last game elevated his stats to a total of 29 points built around a team-leading 18 goals and 11 assists. In Toronto’s last two-game encounter against the Flames last month, the 23-year-old made sure to make his presence felt as he scored in each game to help the Maple Leafs to complete the virtual series sweep on the road. The teams will cross paths anew, this time in Toronto, but the intention stays the same for the Maple Leafs – and that is to keep the Flames at bay.
Players to watch: M. Marner C (G 9, A 21, PTS 30), A. Matthews C (G 18, A 11, PTS 29), J. Tavares C (G 6, A 11, PTS 17).
Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions
Calgary is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Maple Leafs are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.
Flames vs Maple Leafs Betting Picks
The Maple Leafs are the best team in the NHL for a reason. There should not be any reason they are losing against the Flames at home. With Auston Matthews being an absolute pest scoring-wise, plus a supporting cast that complements the center’s skill set, it’s already game over. The Flames will absorb their fourth straight loss and their sixth loss on the road after Monday’s matchup as the Maple Leafs continue to rule the NHL Regular Season with another stellar finish.
Score Prediction: Flames 3, Maple Leafs 5.