Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames - 1/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Scotiabank Arena)

TOR -155

Calgary is heading into the game here after pulling down a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers. The Flames with that win ended up improving to 25-18-5 on the year and are tied with Edmonton for second place in the Pacific Division.

With the offense the Flames are not doing that well, but are getting 2.65 goals a game. The Flames defense is a weak point giving up 2.94 goals a game. The power play for the Flames has converted at 19.1% on the year and the penalty kill is sitting nicely at 83.2% killed off.

The Maple Leafs are heading into the game here at home after completely crushing the New Jersey Devils in their last game by a 7-4 score. With that win the Maple Leafs improved to a 25-16-6 record on the season and are only 10 points behind the Bruins in the Atlantic standings. 

For the Maple Leafs the offense has done decent scoring at a clip of 3.59 goals a game. The defense for the Toronto team has allowed 3.26 goals a game. The power play for Toronto has converted at a rate of  23.2% on the year and the penalty kill has managed to kill off 75.8% of the power plays faced.

  • Calgary are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Calgary are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games.
  • Toronto are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.

 

The Flames are far from consistent on the offensive side of the puck this year and it will show up in this game. Look for the Flames to continue to play inconsistent and low scoring hockey in this game but that will cost the Flames in this game. The Maple Leafs have a better offense and while the Maple Leafs defense can be beaten, it is by better scoring teams than what the Flames bring to the ice. Final Score Prediction,  Toronto Maple Leafs win 5-2.

Ben’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -155

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