Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/20/21

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/20/21 Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (15-13-3) at Toronto Maple Leafs (19-10-2)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -150 / Calgary Flames +136 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Calgary Flames and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in NHL action from Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night.

The Calgary Flames will look to build on their 4-3 win over Toronto last time out. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 28 points including 8 goals and a team-high 20 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 25 points with 8 goals and 17 assists along with a team-high 95 shots on goal. As a team, Calgary is averaging 2.7 goals per game on 29.9 shots per game with a 20.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 3 goals per game on 30.2 shots against per game with a 78.6% kill rate on the PK this season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to rebound from their loss to Calgary last time out. Mitch Marner leads Toronto in scoring with 40 points including a team-high 28 assists while Auston Matthews has 36 points with a team-high 21 goals and 115 shots on goal this season. John Tavares also has 26 points with 9 goals and 17 apples while Morgan Rielly has 21 assists and William Nylander has 24 points split between 12 goals and 12 assists. As a team, Toronto is averaging 3.4 goals per game on 30.6 shots per game with a 29.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals against per game on 28.6 shots against per game with a 75.6% kill rate on the PK this season.

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Calgary is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games played on no rest while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games overall. Toronto is 1-6 in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

This hurts to say as a Leafs fan, but Toronto is currently unbackable in their form right now as the Leafs just can’t get a win right now as Andersen’s playing hurt and the backups haven’t been reliable. Calgary has had their ups and downs, but realistically they’re in better form and are actually the more trustworthy team right now. I’ll take my chances with Calgary here.

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Chris’s Pick Calgary +136

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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