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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames 12/10/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Calgary Flames (13-11-3) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (17-5-6)
December 10, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -149 / Calgary Flames +120; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Calgary Flames have split their last 8 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 7 of their last 8 games.

The Calgary Flames are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Nazem Kadri leads Calgary with 8 goals, Rasmus Andersson has 13 assists and Tyler Toffoli has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 49 goals on 441 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 18 goals on 206 shots.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. William Nylander leads Toronto with 15 goals, Mitchell Marner has 22 assists and Auston Matthews has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Erik Kallgren has given up 25 goals on 246 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 18 goals on 267 shots.

The Flames are 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 40-15 in their last 55 home games and 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The under is 5-0 in Flames last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 20-8-1 in Maple Leafs last 29 overall. The under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Toronto and 12-5-2 in the last 19 meetings.

The Calgary Flames are on the end of a back to back, a spot where they haven’t had a lot of success recently. The Toronto Maple Leafs are piling up the wins these last couple of weeks, and their offense still has another gear it can reach. The Maple Leafs have also been one of the best home teams in the league dating back to the end of last season. Give me the Maple Leafs and the cheap price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs -149

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