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Flames Struggle in Visits to Toronto

Toronto Maple Leafs Calgary Flames NHL

It’s difficult to back one of the seven Canadian NHL franchises with any confidence this season, but when one team has a completely one-sided trend in its favor, you begin to take notice. That’s the situation we are looking at when the Calgary Flames visit the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-15 SU in their last 21 games.
  • The Flames are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games as underdogs.
  • UNDER is 5-2 in the Flames’ last seven games.

You do not see the Leafs tabbed as faves too frequently, but they are in that spot Monday. Online book Bovada has the Buds at -135 in moneyline markets while the Flames come in at +105. The total is slated at 5.5 goals with OVER at EVEN odds and UNDER at -130.

The Flames have been instant fade material when they take the ice at the Air Canada Centre. They’ve gone 3-17 SU in their previous 20 visits with their last win coming in a 2-1 game back on January 15, 2011.

The last time the Flames visited Toronto, the Leafs skated to an easy 4-1 win (December 9, 2014). That said, Calgary has lit the lamp at a furious rate the last two times these clubs have played. The Flames have scored 10 goals in the previous two meetings, which were both Flames wins on home ice.

The Flames have played fairly well of late and have won three of their last four games overall entering Monday’s action. They skated to a 4-1 in at the Montreal Canadiens Sunday to begin a stretch of eight games where seven are on the road.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Toronto Maple Leafs in this one found them earlier as -125 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.9-2.2 victory for the Flames. 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 25-35-11. The Calgary Flames are 31-35-6. Betting totals have seen the Maple Leafs post a 27-33-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 36-32-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Calgary injuries news.

The Flames - Maple Leafs odds would favor the Flames if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Calgary is at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 27-ranked offense (2.38 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 14.75% rate while the Flames have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-1 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Toronto at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Calgary is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 7 games
  • Calgary is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • Toronto is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Minnesota, Thursday, March 24th
Toronto home to Anaheim, Thursday, March 24th