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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames 01/24/2021 Forecast, NHL Analysis and Results

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames 01-24-2021 Forecast NHL Analysis and Results

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames 01/24/2021 – The Toronto Maple Leafs will go for back-to-back wins when they visit the Calgary Flames on Sunday. The match will begin at 04:00 PM Eastern Time as the visitors look to feed off the momentum following Friday’s win against the Edmonton Oilers. The hosts will be in for a tough challenge, especially with an extended break. The Flames have not played since Monday; hence, Toronto having the rhythm could spell a huge disadvantage for Calgary. Despite this, the NHL Betting Odds still predict a tight contest between these North Rivals as the respective moneyline prices to win are close to picking em. 

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames 01/24/2021

When: Sunday, January 24, 4:00 PM ET

Where: Calgary Event Centre, Alberta, Canada

TV: RSW

Stream: NHL.TV

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames 01/24/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Toronto Maple Leafs -1 (+235) 6.5 o (+110) -107
Calgary Flames +1 (-222) 6.5 u (-130) -113
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Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs heaved a sigh of relief after they prevailed over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday despite playing minus a number of key players. Auston Matthews was out due to an upper body injury, and Joe Thornton, who is nursing a rib fracture, were both out during the last game but the rest of the Maple Leafs stepped up big time to give the team their fourth win of the season after six games. Toronto’s team effort was on full display for the majority of the match, and captain John Tavares could not be happier. It was also a statement win for the Maple Leafs as they pulled off the impressive performance after the Oilers defeated them first last Wednesday. The mood is obviously euphoric as they head over to Calgary next. And with their injured top players still recovering, fans could expect Toronto to continue deferring to the next man up in hopes to pile up more wins. 

Players to watch: M. Marner C (G 4, A 4, PTS 8), W. Nylander C (G ,2 A 5, PTS), J. Tavares C (G 4, A 3, PTS 7).

 

Calgary Flames

The Flames may have two straight wins to boast when they welcome the Maple Leafs on Friday, but that does not mean the momentum is on their side. After taking care of business against the Vancouver Canucks on two straight occasions, Calgary went on a break for nearly a week. Being aware that inactivity could put them at a dangerous disadvantage with a shortened season implemented, the Flames, however, still made sure to use the time of the competitive action productively through extensive training. Coach Geoff Ward remains confident that his players will be in top form when they face the Maple Leafs on Sunday. Though they are also saddled by injuries to some players, the Flames are ready to compete. A slow start on Sunday won’t be surprising, but spectators can also expect them to turn up the notch late in the game. 

Players to watch: J. Gaudreau LW (G 2, A 2, PTS 4), S. Monahan C (G 1, A 3, PTS 4), E. Lindholm C (G 2, A 2, PTS 4).

 

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames Betting Predictions

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Maple Leafs

Toronto is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 11 games on the road.
Maple Leafs are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Calgary.
Toronto is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the North conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games played on a Sunday.

Flames

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary’s last 6 games.
Flames are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary’s last 8 games against Toronto.
Flames are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary’s last 6 games played in January.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames Betting Picks

The Maple Leafs will pounce on the Flames weak spots while taking advantage of the momentum they have after seven matches. Expect the visitors to elevate their team play with contributions coming from several players that will catch the Flames off guard. The lack of games played will be a significant factor in Calgary’s struggles, which in return will give Toronto their fifth win of the season.

Score Prediction: Maple Leafs 4, Flames 3.