Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Calgary, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-107) Flames (-113)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (4-2-0) head to Scotiabank Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames (2-0-1). The Maple Leafs open this matchup at -107 while the Flames are coming in at -113. The total opens at 6.5.
The Maple Leafs will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 2 victory against the Oilers in their last contest. The Maple Leafs had a good offensive outing and it showed in this victory. In the matchup, they converted 4 of the 29 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities. Toronto had a total of 4 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 48 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 48.9%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 34, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 46.9%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 45.5% and they had a PDO of 105.1 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Edmonton Oilers earned 32 shots. They ended the game with 4 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play opportunities.
Looking after the goal for Toronto is Frederik Andersen from Barrie, Ontario. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 299 minutes defending the goal for the year. Andersen is conceding 2.81 goals against average which has him ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he's allowed 14 goals. His save percentage is .898 which has him ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 19 goals which ranks them 2nd in the East and 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +2, putting them at 13th in the league. The Maple Leafs currently have a total of 8 points, which ranks them 1st in the league and 1st in the Eastern Conference. In terms of shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 190 which ranks them 1st in the East and 2nd in the league. As a group, Toronto has earned a total of 101 hits which means they have an average of 16.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 52 blocks for the season.
The Flames went up against the Canucks in a game where the Flames ended up with the win by a tally of 5 - 2. Calgary had a 55.9% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 38 and they conceded a Corsi of 30. They had a Fenwick percentage of 55.8% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Canucks having earned a 23 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Calgary had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO of 106.8 and their oZS percentage was 39.3%. The Flames converted 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 7 power play attempts in this one and converted 2 out of those opportunities. On the other side of the ice, the Canucks had 4 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Calgary allowed 27 shots on goal and the Canucks had 14 penalty minutes.
In net for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom who is playing well this campaign by allowing only 1.99 goals per contest and that ranks him 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 6th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 181 mins he's played, he's given up 6 goals. He has a save % of .935, which has him placed 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 7th in the NHL among goaltenders. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the league with +5. They have compiled a total of 11 goals for the year which ranks them 11th in the Western Conference. Calgary has a team save % of .935 which has them ranked 4th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 11.8% which puts them at 3rd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (-107)
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