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Goal Totals Soaring in Maple Leafs Games

With six games in hand on the Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs sit just one game back of their division rivals for the third and final Atlantic playoff spot. The young guns on the Leafs have developed into NHL studs much more quickly than most people expected and will have a chance to further prove themselves in a matchup with the Calgary Flames tonight.

SHARK BITES
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Flames are 3-18 SU in their last 21 games on the road against the Maple Leafs.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Maple Leafs' last 9 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.

The Flames are another team in the difficult position of competing while trying to develop young prospects and they seem to have taken a step backward since last year. Although they currently sit in one of the two Western Conference wild-card spots, they’ve lost four of their last five games despite being favored in all but one of those.

Toronto is coming off a stinger of a loss to the Senators in which they took a lead into the dying seconds. Ottawa tied the game late on the man advantage and went on to win the game in a shootout. Another loss tonight would make it three in a row for the Leafs and that’s something they’ve already done four separate times this season.

An advantage for the Flames tonight will be their road power play, which has operated at a 21.9 percent efficiency rate, as it goes up against a Leafs penalty kill that has been terrible at home and that will more than likely be without its best blue-liner, Morgan Rielly.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Calgary Flames in this one, they Flames listed earlier today as underdogs of 131 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3-2.5 win for the Maple Leafs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Maple Leafs currently sport a record of 21-14-9. The Calgary Flames are 24-22-3. Betting totals have seen the Maple Leafs post a 21-23 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 20-23-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Calgary injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 6-rated Calgary Flames taking on the No. 4-rated Toronto Maple Leafs in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 6-ranked offense (3.09 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.82 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 24.64% rate while the Flames have a 81.42% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Calgary was a 7-3 loser at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at +139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Senators on January 21. Bettors who backed the Senators at +138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Calgary is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Montreal, Tuesday, January 24th
Toronto at Detroit, Wednesday, January 25th

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