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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames - 12/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Calgary Flames (14-12-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (17-10-1)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)

The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -150 / Calgary Flames +136 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: TVA

NHL action comes to the Air Canada Centre where the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Calgary Flames. 

The Calgary Flames need a quick change in momentum with the team suffering through losses in five of seven where both ends of the ice have struggled at times. Calgary ended a four game home stand on a 5-2 loss to the struggling Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night where the visitors took command with a three goal second. The Flames received scoring from Troy Brouwer and Sean Monahan but that wasn’t enough with Mike Smith allowing five goals on 21 shots.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames - 12/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Philadelphia finally played a complete game in all areas to end a brutal ten game losing streak. Scott Laughton led the Flyers attack with a pair of goals with Valtteri Fippula, Michael Rafl and Wayne Simmonds also scoring. Former Flames goalie Brian Elliott came up big with a monster 43 save performance.

The Toronto Maple Leafs return home from a three game road trip where the team looks to rebound from a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks where the offense never got going to support a good defensive performance. The dangerous Maple Leafs attack was never able to get untracked with James van Riemsdyk scoring the lone goal with 2:52 remaining in regulation. Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen allowed both goals on 26 shots to fall to 15-8-1.

The Canucks scored twice in the first on an unassisted tally by Markus Granlund at 4:52 with Alexander Edler scoring the eventual game winner at 11:14. Jacob Markstrom gave Vancouver a strong effort in the net with 35 stops that upped his record to 7-8-3.

Flames are 8-1 in their last 9 games following a loss of 3 or more goals and Flames are 1-7 in their last 8 Wednesday games and Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and Maple Leafs are 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. Flames are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and home team is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings. 

I’m going to back the Maple Leafs who are playing the better hockey with the added benefit of being home…

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